Commentary Magazine


RE: Some Polls You Can Ignore

As I said earlier, the 2012 GOP field is far from set. Watch John Bolton, who seems to be considering a run, dissect Obama’s performance on foreign policy.

Even if he doesn’t win, he’s going to force other Republicans to focus on national security. For those who are planning on “using talking-point platitudes,” that could be a problem. You see, a presidential primary is not simply about who can win over the base; it is about who can convince the base that the other guys and gals aren’t up to speed.