I will continue to repeat that Donald Trump was not my first choice for President. However, he will become my first choice if he wins the Republican nomination (which I believe he will). I am not unique in the fact that I am planning to cast my vote in November against Hillary Clinton (four more years of President Obama) regardless of who the Republican nominee is (there are a few exceptions to that based on any shenanigans the establishment Republicans may pull at the convention). Evidently I am not the only person feeling that way.
The article reports:
“I believe this is a binary choice,” Bolton said. “The next president will either be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, unless Hillary gets indicted. Talk about a third-party candidate, I think, is badly misplaced. The idea of not voting at all is no better because, functionally, that’s a vote for Hillary. And it may have a really harmful effect on Senate and House races where Republicans are going to be fighting hard to maintain control.”
Bolton said the issue is of utmost importance because Hillary would give us at least another four years of Obama’s defeatist foreign policy.
“Hillary is extremely happy with the Obama foreign policy. It’s almost an urban legend now that somehow she would be tougher, more hawkish (than Obama). I really don’t see that,” Bolton said.
Ambassador Bolton is a man who has served at the highest levels of government and knows the people involved. All of us need to listen to him.
The article further reports:
Bolton, President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006, had held out on endorsing anyone during the nomination fight, while saying he would support the Republican nominee. Reports say that he briefly considered running himself, although from his remarks he’s clearly given up that ghost.
He still has reservations about Trump, but says that they’re nowhere near as huge as the doubts he has about Hillary and her continuation of Obama’s foreign policy mistakes.
“It’s also important to demonstrate that Trump can can fulfill the most important job of the presidency, which is keeping the country safe,” Bolton said.
“Obviously, the economy’s important. There’s a lot of important issues, but if the country’s not safe, everything else is secondary.”
I agree. Not happily, but I agree.