Bill Kristol is still on a mission to put Hillary Clinton in the White House. At least that’s what his actions say if not his words. He tweeted today that there will be a 3rd party candidate “with a real chance.” A chance to do what, Bill? To cause unnecessary strife, lose Republican control of Congress, and put Hillary in the White House?
With the Republican Party now mostly unified and Trump leading Clinton in the most recent polls, Kristol continues to play the spoiler. Let’s not parse words – Kristol is a dead ender who is playing games with the country’s future. Republican voters have spoken. Kristol and his allies lost at the ballot box and want to try and nullify the outcome of the Republican primary. Kristol and those who ally themselves with him should be rejected outright.
Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate–an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 29, 2016
Here is a hint at what Kristol may be plotting:
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 25, 2016
Is Kristol planning to put Hillary in the White House by running the soundly rejected Romney with New Mexico governor Susana Martinez? This would fit with Kristol’s general view of politics as a paint-by-numbers canvas in which you the smart guys try and stake out the mushy middle. RINO Romney and the unknown governor of New Mexico who has an Hispanic surname? That sounds like what Kristol would consider high strategy. He tried it already with Rubio. It didn’t work. Now, with the fate of the country hanging in the balance he may try and foist another ill-fated, ego-driven candidacy on voters who don’t want it.
Who wins? Hillary.
The neoconservatives came to the Republican Party from the Democrats in the 1960s and ’70s. As such, they have always been more comfortable with the leviathan state than traditional conservatives. Kristol himself worked on Democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s 1976 bid for the U.S. Senate. He also worked on the staff of Democrat Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson. In other words, he has a history and comfort with the Democrat Party that most Republicans don’t share. And his insistence on running someone against Donald Trump can, in practical terms, only be viewed as giving material support to Hillary Clinton. Surely he knows this. So, this may signal a realignment with at least some neocons moving back across the aisle. If they’re going to do so, they should at least do it honestly, rather than waging a guerrilla war inside the Republican Party.