Conservative vet David French shares cryptic words amid rumors he'll run for president

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

This Could Be the Candidate 'Never Trumpers' Have Been Looking For

Conservative writer and Iraq war veteran David French acknowledged the rumors that he may be contemplating an independent bid for the White House on Wednesday with a coy tweet.

"All the normal political rules apply. The conventional wisdom has been right. An underdog can't win. Right?" French said on Wednesday, stoking rumors further.

Bill Kristol, a political pundit and one of the leaders of the "Never Trump" movement, has been a vocal advocate for finding an independent candidate to run in the November presidential election.

SEE ALSO: Communist party leader voted for Sanders, will back Clinton

On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that French was the figure in question.

French tweeted shortly after the news broke that he was "incredibly humbled by and grateful for the many expressions of support."

See how people reacted to rumors of French's candidacy

11 PHOTOS
social reaction David French independent bid
See Gallery
Conservative vet David French shares cryptic words amid rumors he'll run for president
WHO⁉️😂
Libertarians are already on the ballot in 33 states, and will probably get close to 50. Any new candidate is starting from scratch.
No offense but who the hell is David French?
Most mystifying part of the David French thing is that Kristol himself would be a better candidate than French. So why doesn't Kristol run?
David French does not have a Wikipedia page
I’d gladly vote for David French over either Hillary Clinton or her donor Donald Trump.
David French is a lovely person, a decent person of honor and integrity. He deserves better then snarky political twitter tearing him up.
lotta googling of david french going on rn
Voting for David French over Hillary and Trump would be the easiest call ever.
I should say that David French has written some of the most eloquent stuff I've read about conservatism & why Trump ain't one of us.
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

But despite promises from Kristol that his rumored candidate would be impressive, French is far from a household name.

"According to our sources we can now report that the man being eyed by Kristol is a Conservative lawyer, writer and Iraqi war veteran named David French. You've probably not heard of him. We hadn't either," Bloomberg Politics reporter Mark Halperin said on "With All Due Respect" on Tuesday after breaking the news.

SEE ALSO: Former rival endorses Hillary Clinton

French is a writer for the National Review and serves as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve. He also served in Iraq in 2007. He's a Harvard-trained lawyer and is a New York Times bestselling author. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and three children.

French is also a member of the "Never Trump" movement, who recently wrote "When I look at Trump, I see a catastrophe in the making."

French reportedly hasn't made up his mind about running yet, but he does appear to have a show of support from 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

"I know David French to be an honorable, intelligent and patriotic person. I look forward to following what he has to say," Romney tweeted Tuesday.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners