Constitutional Attorney, Veteran May Launch Independent Bid for President

David French

Several media outlets are reporting on Tuesday that constitutional lawyer and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, David French, a Bronze Star recipient, will be launching a third-party independent run for the presidency against Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, two New York liberals with extremely high unfavorable ratings.

David French, who now writes for the conservative website National Review, the media outlet founded by famed conservative icon William F. Buckley, Jr., the same publisher that published the hard-hitting “Against Trump” piece in January, could fill the void left by Clinton and Trump as principled conservatives feel extremely uncomfortable with Trump, and of course cannot vote for Hillary Clinton.

Bloomberg Politics reports that some conservative donors are looking favorably upon David French entering the race and that while French is open to running, he has not formally decided.

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday tweeted a tease that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” would be entering the race soon.

FOX News reported that sources informed them that “he’s (French) talking with lots of people (donors, strategists, etc.), but in the mode of planning for it not just considering it.”

Kristol, who has been in a Twitter battle with bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump, hinted at a French candidacy in the Standard’s new issue, writing that “the fact of Trump’s and Clinton’s unfitness for the Oval Office has become so self-evident that it’s no longer clear one needs a famous figure to provide an alternative.”

Kristol said that to say French presidency “would be a better and a more responsible president than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is to state a truth that would become self-evident as more Americans got to know him.”

Conservatives hungry for a principled alternative to Trump, an unhinged narcissistic con man, and Hillary Clinton, a corrupt criminal, would undoubtedly take a strong look at David French. However, name recognition would be an uphill battle given that French is hardly a household name and a massive effort would have to be organized to educate and inform the public on who he is.

And that will take a ton of money and organization.

UPDATE: Here’s what some notable political figures, as well as what other people are saying about David French’s potential run:


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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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