A few of the commenters on my first post today offered their criticisms of a John Bolton candidacy. Not enough “polish” one said:
Not enough credibility on domestic issues, one of my frequent commenter antagonists protested:
How about this for a solution?
I like it. I’m a Hoosier, born in Bloomington to parents who met at IU, and the recent signs Pence has given about 2016 are encouraging, via CNN:
Washington (CNN) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, as part of a nine-day trip to the nation that’s sure to set tongues wagging about his plans for the 2016 presidential race.
Netanyahu’s Twitter account sent out a quick clip of the two during their meeting Monday in which Pence expressed support for Israel, and said he believes “the strong and broad and bipartisan support for the state of Israel…will be reflected in the decisions our United States Congress makes in the months ahead.”
What do you think? Does Pence take care of the domestic and “polish” issues? Could he too be a candidate that bridges the RINO establishment with the Tea Party activist base while still satisfying defense hawks and social conservatives?