Citizens for Global Solutions has taken its video clip of John Bolton arguing against the very concept of the United Nations and has turned it into a compelling television commercial.
The commercial starts running in TV markets tomorrow. Here is an excerpt from the announcement:
On Thursday, March 31st StopBolton.org will air television advertisements on three major Rhode Island TV stations in opposition to the nomination of John Bolton for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The advertisements state that Bolton is the wrong man for the job because of his desire to dismantle the UN rather than reform it. The spots will air at 8 p.m. on WPIR (CBS), WNAC (FOX), and WJAR (NBC), as well as during the 6 p.m. evening news on NBC and during the 11 p.m. evening news on CBS.
The goal of the Stop Bolton campaign is to convince Rhode Island Senators John Chafee and Jack Reed that John Bolton is not the diplomat Americans want representing them at the UN.
A moderate Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Chafee’s up-or-down vote on Bolton will be crucial in determining the fate of U.S.-UN relations. It won’t be easy for Senator Chafee to vote against a Presidential nominee from his own party. So it is vital that local constituents contact the Senator to let him know they want a “problem solver, not a loose cannon” at the UN.
— Steve Clemons