If Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol thought he could generate excitement for a conservative presidential candidate to oppose Donald Trump, his instincts were as correct as … they typically are.
As The Hill reported on Tuesday, Kristol is allegedly trying to convince David French, an Iraq War veteran and attorney who writes for the National Review, to mount a bid on behalf of the #NeverTrump contingent.
But early indications are that even if French does decide to run, Kristol’s involvement makes his campaign anti-climactic — at best, as seen below.
BREAKING: Bill Kristol anti-Trump presidential nominee David French to get own Wikipedia listing. Soonish. pic.twitter.com/6bBeBRynYb
— The Fucking News (@TheFingNews) May 31, 2016
So Kristol selects a minor writer at a dying conservative rag that's been getting destroyed by Twitter nazis for the last year?#DavidFrench
— Deadlock Victim (@DeadlockVictim) May 31, 2016
Bill Kristol has lost his ever-loving mind!
Just join Hillary's campaign and end the charade.
— George (@TexGEOas) May 31, 2016
— C. Steven Tucker (@CSteven) May 31, 2016
I get that David French is supposed to be this noble sacrifice, but that he's a writing for National Review shows no imagination.
— Vertov (@vertov) May 31, 2016
@greta I will say this. If I ever see Bill Kristol on FoxNews as a guest again, I will have the channel removed from my TV by my provider.
— Jim Norris (@jrnorris50) May 31, 2016
— Jewels Jones (@JewelsJones1) May 31, 2016
Bill Kristol actually thinks an independent candidate can win pic.twitter.com/i9rDIEQHpO
— Jim Minardi (@AMillennialMind) May 31, 2016
@BillKristol what a smug punk you have become.
— billy bob (@Billybob_TX) May 31, 2016
— paulyballgame (@paulyballgame) May 31, 2016
With a name like David French you'd think he surrender before he began
— T. A. Whitney III (@T_A_Whitney) May 31, 2016
— Don Surber (@donsurber) May 31, 2016