David French may run as an alternative to Trump. Would he stand a chance? | The Tylt
Donald Trump may have swept the Republican primary, but he has not won over some establishment conservatives, several of whom are still frantically searching for a third-party challenger. Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, announced the man he thinks Republicans should rally behind is David French, a conservative lawyer and staff writer for the National Review.
French is an Iraq war veteran and a Bronze Star recipient. Kristol called French an impressive candidate "with a strong team and a real chance," and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney also praised him. French tweeted that he is "incredibly humbled by and grateful for the many expressions of support."
Does French stand a chance in this election? Could he mount a viable campaign?
Detractors say a lawyer who's never held political office and has no name recognition would have zero chance against the juggernaut that is Trump. Others point to Trump and Clinton's historically high unfavorable ratings as evidence that voters would be open to a third candidate.
French has not been vetted at all, and already the press is detailing the strict "rules" he and his wife Nancy established for her while he was serving in Iraq. His wife was forbidden to have phone conversations with men, to use Facebook, or have "meaningful e-mail exchanges about politics or any other subject" with other men. Kristol was partly responsible for getting Sarah Palin on the 2008 Republican ticket, which didn't work out so well for John McCain.
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David French may run as an alternative to Trump. Would he stand a chance?
I know David French to be an honorable, intelligent and patriotic person. I look forward to following what he has to say.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 1, 2016