Not too long ago, all you read or heard about on cable news networks was John Bolton.
Bolton was going to be the one who took President Trump down.
Adam Schiff & co. wanted him to talk to Congress. Some senators demanded he speak to them to spill the beans on the dastardly Ukraine Trump deal. Bolton managed to leak part of his manuscript to hint that he – being an insider – had all the dirt on Trump. Trump haters were salivating.
After the impeachment imploded, Bolton was still an object of desire for Dems. They envisioned hearings where he would lambaste Trump.
Then the Coronavirus happened.
Suddenly, John Bolton and his importance have receded. His book, too, evidently.
According to the New York Post, the book was supposed to be published March 17. Yesterday. Now it will be May 12.
Simon & Schuster, the book publishing giant, which is on the block, sorely needs John Bolton’s new book, “The Room Where it Happened,” to be a mega hit.
But the publisher was forced to postpone the scheduled launch date from March 17 to May 12.
“The new date reflects the fact that the government review of the work is ongoing,” S&S said earlier this week.
The publisher paid a reported $2 million to the former top national security advisor to President Trump, who has hinted that he has dramatic disclosures to make regarding the president and Ukraine.
S&S could use a big hit. The publisher’s revenue last year fell 1 percent, to $814 million, and operating income before depreciation and amortization declined to $143 million, from $153 million in 2018.
Fourth-quarter revenue fell 29 percent, because in 2018 it had a runaway bestseller in Bob Woodward’s book “Fear.”
Uh oh. John Bolton is not longer hot. He’s so yesterday. We have more important things to think about than the bitter musings of a rejected nobody.