|Nancy and David French on the night that Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election.|
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.
Well I would LOVE to have been a fly on the wall when Palin heard about this one!
Man I hope he takes it.
I mean he is in NO way qualified enough for the job, but can you just imagine the amount of vitriol that will go back and forth between Sarah Palin and the French campaign if this goes forward?
And baby you KNOW that Nancy has seen some shit.
Update: Interesting tweet from a few days ago.
Things that make you go "Hmm."That said, I had a great convo today with @DavidAFrench of @NRO, and he made a strong, principled case for a third party bid.— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 30, 2016