Founder and editor of the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, is reconsidering his #NeverTrump position. This is the same Bill Kristol who has talked about a third-party run to oppose Trump and even floated names of candidates. He has been a leader of the conservative opposition to Trump, but may be coming to accept that he would make a far better President than Hillary and that the country would be far better off if conservatives educate and support Trump rather than oppose him.
Kristol told Steve Malzberg:
“There are things Trump could do that would win over some of the doubters…
For me it is more of a matter of character, and I don’t know if you can change your character… The way he demeans other people.
I mean, I guess never say never. On the one hand, I’ll say #NeverTrump, and on the other hand, I’ll say never say never. I’ll leave it ambiguous.”
Trump Reaches Out To Conservative Scholars
Kristol also revealed that Trump has reached out to conservative legal scholars for advice on Supreme Court appointments. Those appointments are a top priority for conservatives who should find some comfort that Trump, who has promised to appoint justices in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia, is taking concrete steps in that direction. Kristol also explains that he is influenced by his friend and co-founder of the Weekly Standard Fred Barnes, who is prepared to support Trump.
There will be some hold-outs among the #NeverTrumpers who, like Japanese soldiers hide in the jungle refusing to acknowledge that the war is over, but they will be the exception. Look for Trump’s conservative opponents to make their peace with well before the convention.