Great mysteries have fascinated mankind throughout the ages: Is there life on other planets? Did Oswald really kill JFK? And of course, Why does anyone still listen to Bill Kristol?
The longtime conservative pundit and publisher has somehow made a bizarre career out of being wrong about pretty much everything. This year, Kristol’s predictions about Donald Trump – that he would drop out of the race, that he’d never get this far — have proven laughably inaccurate.
So naturally, Kristol is doubling down and putting together a third party challenger — presumably a “true” conservative — to face off against Trump. The unlucky man rumored to be leading that charge is an obscure fellow named David French.
At least, it was. Now the Conservative Tribune reports:
The Right Scoop reported that an old video of French has begun recirculating the internet in which French stated that if Trump won the nomination he would vote for him and not Hillary Clinton.
“What do I do? I vote for Donald Trump,” he stated when asked if he would vote for him. “I’m not one of these Republicans who said, or conservatives who said, ‘Well, I’m just going to take my ball and go home.’”
However French did publicly change his mind about Trump shortly after stating that he would support him, claiming that Trump’s more questionable tendencies, such as spouting conspiracy theories, had convinced him not to vote for the man.
Still, the video of French saying that he would support Trump is pretty damning and would likely hurt any potential run at the White House he might be considering, particularly given how he characterized (accurately) those in the “Never Trump” crowd as wanting to “take my ball and go home.”
A third-party run would almost guarantee that Clinton would win the White House because most of the voters who would go to French would be Republicans.
Except: How many Republicans would really cast a vote for French over Trump? It would be one thing for a famous, respected conservative thinker or lawmaker to face off against the real estate mogul. But a complete unknown, whose “true” conservative principles, accomplishments and voting record aren’t already public knowledge?
Gretting vetting, job, Bill! No wonder Americans are running away from Establishment Republicans en masse.
Source: Conservative Tribune