Saturday, May 7, 2016

Scorned conservative Bill Kristol met with Mitt Romney and asked him to run as 3rd candidate to derail Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton

Bill Kristol, Creative Commons

This basically is the goal of much ignored conservative Bill Kristol, whose influence on the vast majority of the Republican base amounts to zero. 
But, that’s not stopping this elitist GOPer from thinking he knows better than GOP voters who have selected Trump as their candidate.  Kristol used to be a regular on Fox News Sunday.  But, the self described “swish” no longer appears there.  So, I guess he’s feeling lonely. 

WashingtonPost reports in spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider and jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate.

William Kristol, the longtime editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and a leading voice on the right, met privately with the 2012 nominee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer.

“He 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 said in a phone interview Friday, during which he confirmed that he and Romney had a “little meeting in Washington.”

But knowing Romney’s reluctance, Kristol told Romney that if he remains unwilling to run, many top conservatives would appreciate having the former Massachusetts governor’s support for an independent candidate, should Kristol and other right-leaning figures enlist a willing contender.

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People like Kristol who’d rather see Hillary elected president deserve to be ignored to a greater degree until his faint voice ends up on the ash heap of history.