Bill Kristol declares there will be a 3rd-party candidate against Trump

polls_GOP_Suicide_4337_123568_poll_xlargeIn the early days of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, fearing that he might go independent if he did not get the GOP’s nomination, the Republican Establishment begged him not to because it would ensure a Hillary Clinton win.
Trump agreed.
Now that Trump has, fairly and squarely, won enough delegates in GOP primaries to be the party’s presidential nominee, GOP elites are doing exactly what they had asked Trump not to.
On Sunday, May 29, 2016, Bill Kristol, the so-called “neoconservative” (which really comes down to mean pro-war) editor of The Weekly Standard and son of Jewish parents “godfather of neoconservatism” Irving Kristol and Gertrude Himmelfarb, announced on Twitter: “There will be an independent candidate–an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance.”
Bill Kristol tweetBreitbart reports that Bill Kristol has been trying for months to find a third-party challenger since his preferred candidates lost in the Republican primaries to Trump.
Kristol has floated names including Mitt Romney, Tom Cotton, and Marco Rubio as potential third-party spoilers. Kristol tried to get retired Marine Corps general James Mattis to run, but Mattis turned him down.
Kristol recently met with Romney in Washington, D.C., to talk about the idea.  Romney has consistently bashed Trump throughout this election cycle, even after Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. In January this year, Romney and Paul Ryan filed an intention to run for the presidency with the Federal Election Commision.
The Republican National Committee has condemned Kristol’s third-party scheme as “helping to elect Hillary Clinton.”
david frenchMark Halperin and John Heilemann report for Bloomberg, March 30, 2016, that the person Kristol has in mind is David French, a staff writer at Weekly Standard, whose name Kristol floated in the magazine’s current issue.
French is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a recipient of the Bronze Star, a constitutional lawyer, and author of several books. He lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife Nancy and three children.
Reached in Israel late yesterday afternoon, Kristol declined to comment but confirmed that French is open to launching a bid. French has not made a final decision and reportedly has not lined up a vice-presidential running mate or significant financial support. However, according to one person deeply involved in the efforts to recruit a 3rd party challenger, some conservative donors look favorably on the prospect of French entering the fray.
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Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
4 years ago

They don’t mind outsiders infesting our Nation creating chaos, destroying our economy, taking the jobs of true U.S. citizens, murdering and raping, but they can’t stand the thought of an outsider in D.C.. That is where they want the only borders, the only “WALL”.

M. Wilk
M. Wilk
4 years ago

Who is this guy – have we ever really heard of him? The only people who’ll be impressed are the ones wanting him to run and the “never Trump” – what a joke! I believe that the people behind this are Bush, Rockefeller, Soros, Clinton’s, Kissinger and the entire new world order. Bill Kristol and your gang: You have totally embarrassed yourselves with the American people! Did Paul Ryan actually file an intention to run – what a typical Washington elitiist lier! I’m not going to tie into this treacherous behavior but at the same time, it’s not to be… Read more »

lynnmccrann
lynnmccrann
4 years ago

Seems Kristol is intent on destroying ‘The Weekly Standard’ and adding it to the Clinton advocacy rag – The Huffington Post .​ A third party candidate of the kind Kristol suggests would serve only one purpose: to elect HELLary or that other socialist – Bernie.

Steven Broiles
4 years ago

Who has ever heard of French? Kristol is desperate but is playing games. I would not be surprised if Mitt Romney comes out of his hidey-hole yet again. Spare Us, O Lord!

Dave
Editor
Dave
4 years ago

Is Billy smoking crack?
Loser Mittens RINOmney couldn’t even beat a Nairobian communist of a former commoonity pisser-offer, but he’s going to beat Broom Hilda?
Right.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 years ago

Hey-Didn’t we do this very thing with some riff-raff nobody from Kenya recently? Look how THAT turned out!
So am I to understand the Kristol is orchestrating this whole deal himself? Does he lover Killary THAT MUCH?

lynnmccrann
lynnmccrann
4 years ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

It seems Kristol is AGAINST Trump without his being opposed to HELLary. Tells me a lot about that masked traitor.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
4 years ago

Thia thing of running a third candidate really burns my cookies!!!! I think the GOP Washington elite are in for a surprise if they pull off this stint, many will leave the ranks of Republicans and wish to never return. I for one will never again vote for a Washington insider, not after seeing what we have been served up for decades now.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Not to mention what they WANT to serve up NOW,according to what we’re hearing…..

Tanya
Tanya
4 years ago

Kristol is a neocon 5th column piece of $hit that, with his other neocons, pushed Bush into lying the USA into the Iraq mess – and all that has happened since then that seriously threatens western civilization, not just in the USA, but in Europe. Kristal and his ilk come from the Frankfurt School.

chulai1968
chulai1968
4 years ago

I think, after The Donald wins in November, Kristol should be ‘relocated’ to the muzzie country of our choice…..
… along with Rosie and all the rest of ‘the usual suspects’…..

Glenn47
Glenn47
4 years ago

Sure Bill in your own little mind you are working on a third party with someone nobody knows. Brilliant, just brilliant.

Ken Sears
Ken Sears
4 years ago

Questions: Does anybody else have the right to jump into the presidential campaign now, at this late date? Shouldn’t anyone presuming to run for the White House have been tested by the grueling process of the primaries? Isn’t it unethical to mess up Trump’s chances now by being a spoiler? Answers: 1. Everybody has a right to jump into the campaign at any point up to filing deadlines, of course. It’s a non-starter to talk about who has a “right” or not. As for this “late date”, it’ s only the start of June. In most of the countries of… Read more »

Ken Sears
Ken Sears
4 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

I was commenting on the situation in general, Dr. Eowyn. Lots of Trump supporters are railing against the notion of anything less than lockstep loyalty to Trump. As for your next comment, please, could you be more puerile? Not to mention simply wrong? In America, we have a right to “bitch and complain” (I guess, in your universe, it’s complaining when you do it, and bitching when anybody else does), no matter who we voted for or didn’t. Because we have a right to expect just, ethical, honorable government whether or not our favorite candidates won. And because there is… Read more »

lynnmccrann
lynnmccrann
4 years ago
Reply to  Ken Sears

I am now a Trump supporter and not at all in lock-step with him on a number of issues. But my attitude is to pick the candidate that will represent THE MAJORITY of my wishes and needs. What is happening that you don’t seem to understand, Ken, is the rabid support rendered by the socialists in support of Hillary and Sanders to whom many of us do not only see as the lesser of the evils but the epitome of evil. The rule of law does not pertain to those elitists such as Obama and Clinton and their ilk. Have… Read more »

marblenecltr
3 years ago
Reply to  Ken Sears

Aren’t those who took the pledge to support the nominated Republican Party candidate morally obliged to do so? Much bluster with no meaning of value will not help.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Who? He has worse name recognition than Kasich.

marblenecltr
3 years ago

Bill Kristol, co-founder of a major Globalist policy plan, Project for a Non-American Century. A new anthem for them: Nothing makes me so glad as saluting the polka dot and plaid; A once dirty old rag now become the UN flag.

marblenecltr
3 years ago

Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
Want to destroy America? Join the promoters of the Project for the Non-American Century, hop on Rove’s Elephant of Satan and trot off into the sunset.

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