• September 26, 2022

The Name Of The GOP Spoiler Candidate Has Been Revealed, It Is Worse Than We Thought

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Members of the #NeverTrump movement has been saying for months that they wanted to draft a third party candidate preferably a conservative, to provide Republican voters with a “better” option than Trump.

It appeared these anti-Trump folks have found someone. Recent reports seem to indicate that conservative lawyer David French was the potential third party alternative.

Bloomberg reports:

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, Tennessee, 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 running mate or significant financial support. In Kristol’s piece in the Weekly Standard’s June 6 issue, he argued that “the fact of Trump’s and Clinton’s unfitness for the Oval Office has become so self-evident that it’s no longer clear one needs a famous figure to provide an alternative.” After mentioning Mitt Romney and other possibilities such as Judd Gregg and Mel Martinez, Kristol invoked French’s name and résumé, writing, “To say that he would be a better and a more responsible president than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is to state a truth that would become self-evident as more Americans got to know him.”

French seems to be an ideal candidate to go head to head against Trump, but the problem with our election system is a 3rd party candidate would split the Republican vote, and essentially hand the White House to Clinton. Reaction to the leak has caused mixed feeling, largely negative. Even those who knew who he was, do not believe he has a shot.

H/T: Bloomberg

 

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