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COULD PAWLENTY’S PEOPLE BE WAITING FOR JOHN BOLTON RATHER THAN CHRIS CHRISTIE?

Amanda Carey at the Daily Caller suggests that former MN Governor and now former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty’s staffers are waiting for Chris Christie:

Team Pawlenty is waiting on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to make a decision about entering the field as a presidential candidate, The Daily Caller learned Friday.

But it may be a long wait:

Christie adviser Michael DuHaime told TheDC, “They are not discussing it with me, and I would be the one they would need to discuss something with.”  When pressed further, DuHaime confirmed that a call took place between Pawlenty and Christie on Sunday. DuHaime called the conversation a “condolence call to a friend. Nothing more than that.”

How about this for an idea:  Team Pawlenty may be waiting for a fellow tough national security conservative:  Former UN Ambassador John Bolton.  I have no inside info but perhaps a hunch.  (Bolton is speaking September 8 to the Nashua GOP Committee!)  Bolton is considering a run, we know that!  He also, in effect, advised the tea party not to abandon defense and in another op-ed, gave this cryptic comment:

However important it is to restrain federal spending — and it is more important now than in living memory — it is not the time to skimp on defending America. September will be a critical month.

I suggest Ambassador Bolton will run and will have several of the Pawlenty staffers on board.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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