The anti-Trump movement will run someone named Evan McMullin as their presidential standardbearer, according to various reports.
This guy has even less credibility to run than the last name floated, National Review’s David French. Even this guy’s parents haven’t heard of him. According to Buzzfeed:
Key players in GOP’s anti-Trump movement are preparing to launch an independent presidential campaign for Evan McMullin — a CIA veteran and the chief policy director of the House Republican conference — sources close to the effort told BuzzFeed News. Veteran Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a Florida-based media consultant and outspoken Trump critic, is expected to be involved in McMullin’s campaign.
Sources said Wilson was in Washington on Sunday meeting with members of McMullin’s prospective campaign — which includes some who were involved in a group called Better for America, which has been pushing an independent presidential bid. McMullin . . . would make for an unlikely presidential candidate. He has never held elective office before and has spent most of his career as a CIA officer, according to his LinkedIn page. Unlike National Review writer David French, another conservative courted by anti-Trump Republicans to launch a long-shot third-party bid, McMullin has virtually no public profile.
Looks like this is mainly an effort to steal some votes from Trump and keep him from winning.