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Report: Kristol Recruiting National Review Writer for Independent Run

From Bloomberg:

Two Republicans intimately familiar with Bill Kristol’s efforts to recruit an independent presidential candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have told Bloomberg Politics that the person Kristol has in mind is David French — whose name the editor of the Weekly Standard floated in the current issue of the magazine.

French is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to the website of National Review, where French is a staff writer, he is a constitutional lawyer, a recipient of the Bronze Star, and an author of several books who lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife Nancy and three children.

Reached in Israel late Tuesday afternoon, Kristol declined to comment on his efforts to induce French to run. The two Republicans confirmed that French is open to launching a bid, but that he has not made a final decision. One of the Republicans added that French has not lined up a vice-presidential running mate or significant financial support. However, according to this person, some conservative donors look favorably on the prospect of French entering the fray.

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13 Responses to Report: Kristol Recruiting National Review Writer for Independent Run

  1. MrKristol could be accused of having a childish temper tantrum because what he wanted didn’t happen, but this is way beyond that. He hopes to defeat the man most of the Repub voters want to be the POTUS just because he doesn’t like MrTrump.
    It seems that a certain section of political pundits and elites have become deranged with the success of MrTrump.
    Perhaps they should consider moving to a more comfortable country where their personal opinions would be held in high esteem.

  2. It makes no sense to recruit someone else at this stage. Trump has achieved such momentum among many voters that it’ll be very hard to derail him.

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