One of the problems with an independent run is that those who aren’t happy with Trump as the nominee fall into two camps: 1. the establishment types who see Trump as not controllable, and 2. the conservatives who see Trump as not conservative enough.
There won’t be an independent candidate who satisfies both groups.
If Kristol is thinking about Romney, he needs to remember that many of us refused to vote for the Father of Romneycare and the Father of Homosexual Marriage in America in 2012. Even if we’re not pleased with Trump, we sure aren’t voting for Romney. Those who stayed home in 2012 should be a lesson to those wanting to foist Romney on us again.