WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) - Conservative commentator Bill Kristol is considering choosing David French, a staff writer with National Review magazine and a constitutional lawyer, to run as an independent presidential candidate against Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday.
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Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, has expressed disappointment that Trump has likely secured the Republican nomination and said he has been searching for an alternative candidate.
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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.
(Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)