(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Add John Bolton to the list of potential candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
The outspoken former United Nations ambassador made his presence known over the weekend at Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King's Conservative Principles Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, blasting President Obama's foreign policy.
In particular, Bolton says that the White House and its allies waited too long to establish a no-fly zone over Libya and says it's up to the U.S. to get rid of Col. Moammar Gadhafi once and for all.
Although Bolton's credentials in foreign affairs is strong, he may have a difficult time with GOP hardliners on social issues, since he supports gays openly serving in the military and doesn't believe the government should ban homosexuals from marrying.
As for possible White House ambitions, Bolton, who has never held public office, says he can wait until the summer or fall to make a decision about running.
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