Keyword: billkristol

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Bill Kristol Is Worried -- That Mrs. Clinton Might Blow This Election!

    09/22/2016 4:51:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So grab sound bites 18 and 19. I was at home last night, and I thought I was watching outtakes from a Beyonce video before I realized it was Charlotte, and I get an email from a friend of mine ranking in Republican Party politics of some years ago, not at the present. He said, "You won't believe this. You have got to watch Bill Kristol on Fox. It is hilarious." Well, I didn't have Fox on, and it had already happened. So I wrote back. I said, "Well, what happened? I didn't see it." "Well, go...
  • Kristol—Trumpism ‘New Low: Third-World, Authoritarian, Populist, Demagogic Politics’

    08/17/2016 3:46:43 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tell us what you really think, Bill . . . Weekly Standard editor William Kristol has been one of Donald Trump’s harshest neo-con critics. He really let it hang out on today’s Morning Joe, calling Trumpism “a new low” consisting of “Third-World, authoritarian, populist, demagogic politics.” Earlier, Kristol sniffed off the significance of the major shake-up in the Trump campaign, in which Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon and consultant Kellyanne Conway have assumed leading roles: “I don’t think it matters, because the problem is Donald Trump.” View the video here.
  • Panic Among the Chickens (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    08/08/2016 12:55:32 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 15, 2016 | Bill Kristol
    GOP at 'new level of panic' over Trump," ran the banner Washington Post headline on August 4. Just two weeks earlier Donald Trump had accepted his party's presidential nomination, marking the occasion with an effective if not elegant speech. A few days later, polls showed Trump opening up a slight lead over Hil-lary Clinton. Then came the Democratic convention, well-produced but not particularly notable—except for the speech of Gold Star father Khizr Khan. Even this powerful statement would have drifted quickly into the rear-view mirror but for Donald Trump's grotesque and undisciplined reaction to it, which continued for days on...
  • Bill Kristol Lets The Cat Out of the Bag: Paul Ryan Is Secretly Working Against Donald Trump

    08/05/2016 7:57:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 86 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/05/16 | Matthew Boyle
    JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — “Never Trump” movement leader Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard seemingly accidentally let the cat out of the bag about House Speaker Paul Ryan: Kristol says Ryan is secretly working against Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president. “Trump is corrupting everyone who has supported him, or who is working for him, and even is accommodating or rationalizing,” Kristol said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Thursday, one his own publication the Weekly Standard promoted online. During the interview, Kristol incredibly claimed that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence—Donald Trump’s running mate, the vice presidential nominee—does not...
  • If Trump wins, a coup isn't impossible here in the U.S.

    07/20/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 199 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 19, 2016 | James Kirchick
    Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story -- the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil -- should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were to win the presidency.
  • John McCain Is About To Do Something That Would Hand The Election To Hillary Clinton

    07/09/2016 5:28:15 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 181 replies
    After attending a fundraiser for John McCain’s Senate re-election — a campaign in which McCain is locked in a tight race with conservative primary challenger Kelli Ward — Kristol mused on Twitter if McCain would run as an independent candidate in the presidential election. But while Kristol was just speculating, McCain added intrigue to the Stop Trump movement with his surprise announcement that the delegates should be free to vote their conscience at the upcoming Republican Convention
  • On Independence Day Weekend=> Weekly Standard Calls for Elitist Coup at GOP Convention

    07/01/2016 8:48:25 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/01/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican elites are not going down without a fight. Donald Trump shattered the GOP primary record this year by more than a million votes. He was running against 16 challengers – another record. But that won’t stop the GOP elites from trying to steal the nomination. The Weekly Standard today called on delegates to steal the nomination from Donald Trump at the Republican Convention this month.The traitors would rather see Hillary win than support Donald Trump.Bill Kristol at The Weekly Standard reported: This election cycle hasn’t been kind to Republican big shots. Their favorite presidential candidates—Jeb Bush, Scott Walker...
  • Memo to George Will, Bill Kristol, and All GOP ‘Never-Trumpers’: Good Riddance!

    06/28/2016 5:34:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 27, 2016 | by Matt Schneider
    If for some reason, though, Kristol and Will believe Trump poses such a unique threat to America and to the Republican party’s legacy, then one final and admittedly simple point should have put them at ease long ago. Trump is not running for dictator, but instead for President of a country with a strong system of separation of powers and checks and balances in place. The Republican party that Will foolishly and haphazardly abandoned will, at all times, be in Congress to reign in any of Trump’s outlandish proposals. Therefore, all “Never-Trumpers” should take a deep breath and realize that...
  • Silent Treatment: National Review Ignores Trump's Blockbuster Speech [vanity]

    06/22/2016 9:00:19 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2016 | Crickets
    So I just stopped by the Corner blog at National Review Online to see their reaction to Trump's speech today. To my surprise, there wasn't a single post commenting on it. The NR writers spent the day posting about Brexit, and about Rubio's senate run, and about a picture of Trump they don't like. But not a word about Trump's speech. If that isn't proof that Trump hit a home run today, I don't know what is.
  • Group Says There’s Interest in Third-Party Run From Governors, Senators

    06/17/2016 3:35:53 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    A third party presidential campaign effort that has been working to recruit an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton says over a dozen possible candidates have been in contact about a possible run just days after the effort was officially launched. "Better for America” was set up to ensure a third party candidate will be on the ballot in all fifty states. John Kingston, a Boston-based conservative donor who bundled for Mitt Romney, is bankrolling the group, and stresses this new effort is bipartisan. The group has been in touch with both independents and Democrats -- “senators, governors, congressman,...
  • Conservative Donor’s Group Presses Ballot Access for a Third-Party Candidate

    06/14/2016 6:59:38 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    A conservative donor who has been scouring Republican ranks for a third-party candidate is pressing ahead with a group to get on the ballot in dozens of states. The candidate will come once the group sees that the ballot access is possible. The donor, John Kingston, a bundler and ally of Mitt Romney, said he will bankroll a ballot-access project to create a path for someone to run as another option. The effort is being called Better for America. The idea is “to do a proof of concept for everybody,” Mr. Kingston said. “It exists, there is a pathway, there...
  • Kristol: ‘People Are Underestimating Trump,’ Orlando Terrorism ‘Helps Him’ Win [VIDEO]

    06/13/2016 9:53:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 13, 2016 | Steve Guest, media reporter
    Bill Kristol says that the Orlando terrorist attack “helps” Donald Trump “if he uses it wisely” because Obama has been unwilling to be “serious” about the threat. Appearing on NewmaxTV with Steve Malzberg on Monday, Kristol, an ardent “NeverTrumper” said that in light of the Orlando terrorist attack, “I suspect an event like this may end up helping Trump just because people will say, ‘Look, one side is kind of oblivious to the threat or just doesn’t want to see it because of political correctness.'”(continued)
  • Bill Kristol: I'm "Afraid" Trump Could Win

    06/12/2016 11:16:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 122 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Pam Key
    unday on ABC’s “This Week,” Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol commented on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s chances in the general election and said that he was “afraid” presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could win.
  • GOPe Conservative Pundits Should Relocate to Realville

    06/11/2016 4:43:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Realville, as Rush often says, is where he lives. That’s a place without blinkers or rose-colored glasses. That’s actually where we all live, though some of us prefer to deny it. That is, until reality bites. Then our wishful thinking or willful ignorance dashes upon the hard rock of unforgiving reality. The crackup always smarts. Thus is the case with the 2016 presidential election. There’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In other words, there’s Column A and Column B. That’s the choice. Column C is fairyland. Come November, tens of millions of voters will flock to the polls to choose...
  • Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump?

    08/14/2015 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 183 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2015
    Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump? Glenn Beck wants to stage a conservative intervention. The former Fox News host and prominent conservative commentator is confounded that so many Republican voters are attracted to Donald Trump. And Beck is particularly bewildered by the conservative pundits who are hooked on the bombastic real estate mogul. "Why are big name 'conservatives' supporting him?" Beck asked wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. Beck went on to name names, calling out some of Trump's biggest boosters in conservative media: Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. "I am not talking...
  • Conservative magazine begs Romney to run for president

    06/08/2016 11:57:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 8, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    The Weekly Standard published “An Open Letter to Mitt Romney” on Tuesday night, begging the former Republican presidential nominee to launch a third-party bid. “[T]hese are extraordinary times, and your nation still has need of your service. I respectfully implore you to run for president as an independent candidate in 2016,” Jay Cost wrote. Cost slams presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s “Nixonian paranoia” of “enemies” and calls her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, “a sympathizer with the nativist ‘alt-right.’ ” “They do not see Americans as Americans,” the letter continues. “They see each of us as potential allies or foes,...
  • David French Blames Donald Trump for Intimidation, Provides No Evidence to Back That Up

    06/07/2016 9:48:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/7/16 | Alex Swoyer
    The conservative Weekly Standard’s editor Bill Kristol’s failed third-party candidate, David French, is now claiming presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign intimidated him not to run — but won’t provide evidence to support his allegation. French, with little to no name recognition, is a staff writer for the conservative National Review and was tapped by Kristol to run as a third-party candidate to stop Trump in the general election. French said on Tuesday during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Trump “unlocked something terrible in this country.”
  • Bill Kristol on Twitter: Clinton-Curiel 2016

    06/07/2016 4:41:19 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | Bill Kristol
    ‏@BillKristol Bill Kristol Retweeted David Marcus Why wait till January? Select him as Vice Presidential nominee. Clinton-Curiel 2016
  • Kristol Nicht

    06/07/2016 7:12:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Z Man ^ | June 6, 2016
    In a hilariously absurd post, the #nevertrump fanatic David French declined to be the nominee of Bill Kristol’s new political party. French is prone to drama so this is pretty standard stuff from him. I take some pride in having spotted him as a loony-tune a long time ago. I could just tell he was, in the mold of Glenn Beck, one of those guys who careens from one cause to the next, always overdoing it in a quest for grace. In a better age, these sorts were turned into missionaries and shipped off to Africa. That said, I’m a...
  • #NeverTrump Officially Becomes a Bad Joke

    06/06/2016 9:14:11 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 22 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 6 June 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Neoconservative #NeverTrumper Bill Kristol’s fantasy of an independent “white knight” candidate appearing in the nick of time to save him, his cohorts at The Weekly Standard, and the three people left in America who read that magazine from the nefarious wiles of Donald Trump came crashing down this weekend. David French, the National Review writer, lawyer, and Iraq War vet hand-picked by Kristol — in what will surely go down as one of the most anticlimactic announcements in U.S. political history — to be that #NeverTrump white knight has unequivocally rejected the honor. “After days of prayer, reflection, and serious...
  • I’m not the right person to challenge Trump and Hillary... (David French)

    06/05/2016 6:01:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | June 5, 2016 | David French
    Here is a sentence I never thought I’d type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought — as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran — only because we live in historic times. Never before have both parties failed so spectacularly, producing two dishonest, deceitful candidates who should be disqualified from running for town council, much less leader of the free world.
  • Reince Priebus: "People Involved" With Bill Kristol's Independent "Never Trump" Candidate(Shortened)

    06/02/2016 9:10:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus quickly put down efforts by Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol to launch an independent bid for president from National Review columnist David French on Thursday morning.
  • Bill Kristol’s Candidate: It’s ‘Important to Say’ White Working Class Communities ‘Deserve to Die’

    06/01/2016 7:53:14 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/16 | Hahn
    While Donald Trump has called on the GOP to become a “worker’s party”— a development Sen. Jeff Sessions called for two years ago, ironically, in the pages of the National Review— French has defended the idea that white working-class communities “deserve to die.”
  • David French signals the death of the ‘Never Trump’ movement. Sad!

    06/01/2016 7:37:51 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 70 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | June 1 at 10:14 AM | Chris Cillizza
    The "Never Trump" movement died on Tuesday night. That's when the loose affiliation of Republican pundits and conservative thinkers, banded together by their shared distaste for Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, leaked the news to Bloomberg that conservative lawyer David French was the secret third party candidate they have been working to recruit into the 2016 race as an alternative to the real estate mogul. The French news ended days of frantic speculation set off by a tweet -- yes, this is the world we now live in -- by Weekly Standard editor and "Never Trump" leader Bill Kristol....
  • Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run

    06/01/2016 6:01:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run May. 31, 2016 5:35pm Tré Goins-Phillips Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a prominent leader seeking to block Donald Trump from becoming president, is working to recruit conservative attorney David French, according to two Republicans familiar with the Never-Trumper’s efforts. French, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is a constitutional lawyer, the author of several books and the recipient of the Bronze Star, according to his biography at National Review, where he serves as a staff writer. French lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife, Nancy, and three children.
  • Bill Kristol recruiting conservative writer and Iraq veteran David French for independent run

    05/31/2016 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    This was who he had in mind with that much-hyped tweet this weekend that had everyone wondering if Romney had reconsidered? An … NRO writer? Trump fans are forever deriding #NeverTrump as a “movement” consisting of, like, six guys at National Review and the Weekly Standard. And now here we are. I’m not sure about French’s net worth but I’d guess he’s 0-for-3 on those criteria given that the sort of “vast” wealth needed to run a national campaign runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. As it turns out, Kristol actually touted French as a potential independent candidate...
  • Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said

    Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said, a “strong independent candidate” is coming. Donald Trump’s warning to GOP after new weekend threat of independent candidate is HARSH, but true Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/30/donald-trumps-message-to-gop-after-weekend-threat-of-independent-candidate-is-harsh-but-true-346233#ixzz4ABBmTxCO
  • Kristol on Hugh Hewitt...

    05/20/2016 3:38:42 AM PDT · by taildragger · 69 replies
    the radio ^ | 05/20/2016 | taildragger
    Oh by folks....Bill Kristol is now Pushing a John Kyle - Joe Lieberman Ticket. Apparently Kyle says he is interested...
  • Countdown Clock to ‘Impressive’ Kristol Candidate

    05/31/2016 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    At 5pm yesterday, Bill Kristol announced on Twitter that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” of winning the presidency would be revealed. We’ve provided our readers with a countdown clock chronicling the time — down to the second — since Kristol promised the nation an “impressive” independent candidate:
  • So who is the traitor Republican running third party? Bill Kristol says it's a "him"

    05/30/2016 10:27:35 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 78 replies
    twitter.com/BillKristol ^ | 3/30/2016 | Bill Kristol ‏@BillKristol
    I hope my mention of an independent candidate didn't distract him while paying respects during whichever Memorial Day ceremony he attended.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 30, 2016
  • Was Bill Kristol Planning Another Political Party All Along?

    05/30/2016 2:41:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5/30/16 | Charles C. Johnson
    An investigation into the websites backing the so-called Renegade Party confirms that neoconservative columnist Bill Kristol has been plotting an anti-Trump political party since before a single vote was cast. Kristol’s Renegade Party was set up on January 10th — nearly a month before the Iowa Caucus. The move suggests that Kristol (or at least those close to him) had been planning an independent bid all along.
  • David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’

    05/30/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets: “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted. He also said, “Those accused of betraying GOP by opposing Trump can take heart from P. Henry 251 years ago today: ‘If this be treason, make the most of it!’” This fatuous invocation of an American patriot to justify the betrayal typifies the arrogant disregard for political realities shared by all those...
  • Bill Kristol Claiming He Has An Independent Candidate

    05/29/2016 2:56:32 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 216 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 29, 2016 | Pinkbell
    Per Twitter "Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance." -Bill Kristol Who is it, Mittens? This absolutely disgusts me. This fool is going to cost us the election because he and some bitter Cruz supporters didn't get their way. He knows it will split the vote and we won't win. A few things: 1)He wants to cause enough of a vote split where no candidate has the 270. Ok. Let's say he does that. He will literally be usurping the will of all...
  • Bill Kristol Releases Pic of His Ideal Candidate to Oppose Trump

    05/31/2016 9:42:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Self | May 31, 2016 | PJ-Comix
  • Bill Kristol Announces, ‘There Will Be An Independent Candidate’

    05/29/2016 7:16:43 PM PDT · by detective · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Neoconservative political operative Bill Kristol announced Sunday that an independent candidate will enter the presidential race to challenge both Donald Trump and the Democratic Party nominee. Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, has been trying for months to find a third-party challenger since his preferred candidates lost in the Republican primaries to Trump. Now, just weeks after meeting with Mitt Romney to talk about a third-party run, Kristol hinted Sunday that his plot is coming to fruition.
  • Podesta: 'Trump Is Simply Too Big of a Risk'

    05/03/2016 8:13:34 PM PDT · by Milhous · 101 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10:20 PM, May 03, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign, John Podesta, has released a statement framing the general election match-up. “Fundamentally, our next president will need to do two things: keep our nation safe in a dangerous world and help working families get ahead here at home. Donald Trump is not prepared to do either," Podesta's statement reads. "Throughout this campaign, Donald Trump has demonstrated that he's too divisive and lacks the temperament to lead our nation and the free world. With so much at stake, Donald Trump is simply too big of a risk.
  • Horowitz: No Apologies for Calling Bill Kristol ‘Renegade Jew’ [David Horowitz]

    05/17/2016 5:13:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | David Horowitz
    My article “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew” has created something of a firestorm on social media (#RenegadeJew) and inspired some illiterate and unjust attacks on Breitbart.com and also me. To answer one oft-repeated question, I did write the headline with the “Renegade Jew” phrase and Breitbart chose to run it as-is. Some illiterate anti-Semites have picked up on the phrase without understanding it. Some neo-conservatives have called me names as well, displaying their own brand of inarticulate hate without bothering to respond to the actual argument of my piece. So to clarify: I understand that a lot of conservatives...
  • Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler,Renegade Jew

    05/16/2016 3:07:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 16,2016 | David Horowitz
    Reprinted from Breitbart. While millions of Republican primary voters have chosen Donald Trump as the party’s nominee, Bill Kristol and a small but well-heeled group of Washington insiders are preparing a third party effort to block Trump’s path to the White House. Their plan is to run a candidate who could win three states and enough votes in the electoral college to deny both parties the needed majority.
  • Bill Kristol: Republican Party’s ‘Unification Means Capitulation’ to Trump

    05/13/2016 4:52:14 AM PDT · by detective · 148 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, while discussing Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, told members of the Republican Party that reunifying the party would mean “capitulation.”
  • Bill Krystol Gets 4 Invisible People To Support His Stop Trump Cause

    05/11/2016 10:59:05 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 29 replies
    After relentlessly going after Donald Trump's candidacy and finally losing, Bill Krystol doesn't seem to have many friends who support him these days. Breit Bart has captured some sad tweets by Krystol who quoted 4 strangers who are counting on him to stop Donald Trump.
  • Bill Kristol meets with Romney, tries to convince him to make a third-party run

    05/09/2016 9:41:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 78 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Robert Laurie
    …Unless, of course, you're trying to put Hillary in the oval office Donald Trump is a boorish, horrible, human being who fails to live up to even the dismal behavioral standards of Bill Clinton. He’s also not a “true conservative” - whatever that is. This is the message being offered by the #NeverTrumpers who are hell-bent on handing the election to Hillary finding a “real dyed-in-the-wool conservative” who will run as a 2016 third party candidate. Because Trump is so odious, someone with honest-to-God “right-wing credentials” simply must be dragged into the race. To that end, “real conservative” and Weekly...
  • (Vanity) The Mitt Romney Doomsday Scenario

    05/07/2016 9:19:58 PM PDT · by GLDNGUN · 152 replies
    Mitt Romney running as a independent in the 2016 general Presidential election is quickly becoming a very strong possibility, folks. The scary and nearly unthinkable result is that he could end up not just denying Donald Trump the Presidency but could become President himself. Think I'm crazy? Take a closer look.
  • Hmmm: Mitt Romney Is Being Courted To Consider Running As An Independent

    05/08/2016 5:13:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Saturday May 7, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Some 2016 intrigue coming from The Washington Post’s Robert Costa, who reported on a meeting Mitt Romney had with the Weekly Standard’s William Kristol last Thursday on the possibility of running as a third party candidate. Kristol is part of a large swath of conservatives within the Republican Party, who are highly skeptical of presumptive nominee Donald Trump on a whole host of issues—the most obvious being that the billionaire magnate isn’t even a conservative Republican:
  • (Flashback) Romney repudiates Reagan (Bill Kristol's hero!)

    With Bill Kristol's help, Mitt wants to go back to being an independent, to prevent a republican victory in November!
  • Mitt Romney Takes Meeting About Third- Party Run

    05/07/2016 4:19:11 PM PDT · by Salman · 81 replies
    Newser ^ | May 7, 2016 | Michael Harthorne
    (Newser) – Mitt Romney and William Kristol met privately "over glasses of water" Thursday to discuss running a third-party candidate and the possibility that candidate might be Romney himself, the Washington Post reports. Kristol, a conservative commentator and editor of the Weekly Standard, has been a major part of the #NeverTrump movement, according to Time. “[Romney] came pretty close to being elected president, so I thought he may consider doing it, especially since he has been very forthright in explaining why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should not be president of the United States,” Kristol tells the Post. Romney announced...
  • Neither Clinton Nor Trump [#NeverTrump]

    05/06/2016 11:51:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2016 | William Kristol
    I have always voted for the Republican presidential candidate. From Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford to Ronald Reagan (twice) and George H. W. Bush (twice) and Bob Dole, from George W. Bush (twice) to John McCain and Mitt Romney—I've checked the box next to those eight names on all 11 occasions I've had the chance. About half the time, I've voted for someone else in the primary. But even in those cases I never hesitated before supporting the Republican nominee in the general election.
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio as Third-Party Challengers to Trump

    05/02/2016 10:27:06 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 91 replies
    News Max ^ | 01 May 2016
    For those who thought it is too late for a third-party candidate to run for president, don't count out that option quite yet. Bill Kristol has put out a hypothetical short list of third-party candidates, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, Breitbart News reports. One of the nation's most influential conservatives and editor of The Weekly Standard, Kristol has said that a Trump victory in Indiana this Tuesday would force him to refocus on his so-called Latter-Day Republican independent ticket.
  • What Trump Saw and Cruz Did Not

    04/27/2016 11:07:30 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 86 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/26/16 | Rich Danker by way of Bill Kristol
    From: Rich Danker, Lone Star Committee founder Date: April 24, 2016 Re: The 2016 Republican race For those of you who have supported the Lone Star Committee's independent expenditures and operations, I want to give you an overview of what we did, how it contrasted with other organizations' efforts, and most importantly, how and why I believe the race has run its course with Donald Trump besting Ted Cruz as the presumptive GOP nominee. This includes an analysis of Cruz and Trump's respective strategies, especially in the critical early voting states where we played a role.
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio, Tom Cotton As Third-Party Prospects If Trump Wins Nomination

    04/25/2016 11:21:58 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol, son of Irving, names Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and others on his hypothetical shortlist of third-party candidates that he could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. The “Weekly Standard” editor and self-styled neoconservative power broker is back to talking about a third party, declaring that a Trump victory in Indiana would force him to re-focus on his so-called “Latter-Day Republicans” independent ticket. A third party could help to split the vote on the Right and elect Hillary Clinton president, which would allow Kristol to stave off the Trump threat and...
  • Cruz Campaign Vetting Carly for VP

    04/25/2016 1:15:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/25/2016 | Michael Warren
    Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is vetting Carly Fiorina as a potential running mate, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned. According to a spokeswoman for Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and one-time presidential candidate is being vetted by Cruz's campaign. "Normal stuff," said Sarah Isgur Flores, who served as deputy campaign manager during Fiorina's bid, when asked about the process. She added that Fiorina has met with members of the Cruz campaign and has given them financial disclosures and other documentation. Flores added that "no offers" have been made. On ABC's This Week Sunday, reporter Jon Karl floated the idea that Cruz...