Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and son of famous neo-conservative Irving Kristol, has named a short list of possible third-party candidates to oppose Donald Trump if he won the Indiana primary and was unstoppable to land the Republican nomination for president.
Here’s the report from Breitbart:
“Bill Kristol names Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Tom Cotton 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 victor 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 regain control of the party in 2020 without actually having to formally support Clinton.
“The Republican National Committee (RNC) already condemned Kristol’s third-party plot for undermining the GOP’s efforts to defeat Hillary Clinton.
“RNC spokesman Sean Spicer tells Breitbart News that ‘any effort to facilitate a third party ultimately is helping to elect Hillary Clinton.'”
Since Donald Trump won the Indiana primary and is the de facto nominee since Ted Cruz dropped out of the race, do you think that Kristol will make good on his threat to run a third-party candidate? And if he does, what are the chances that it could help elect Hillary Clinton?
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