FLASHBACK: David French Receives Ronald Reagan Award

There’s much more to David French than a “staff writer at National Review” as the panicked press pushes to downplay his accomplishments hoping to stave off a challenge to media darlings Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

In 2012, the decorated Iraqi war veteran, Bronze Star award recipient, and constitutional attorney received the Ronald Reagan Award at CPAC, the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the nation.

American Conservative Union chairman (at the time) Al Cardenas awarded David French the award for “steadfast work of defending the U.S. Constitution in the courtroom, fighting for freedom on the battlefield, and living out conservative values.”

French’s acceptance speech provides quite a contrast to corrupt, calculating, and cold Hillary Clinton and bloviating billionaire, reality TV actor, and personal smear merchant Donald Trump, as you would never hear the kind of humility or authenticity from them that was by exhibited by David French.

Whether French will officially enter the race at this late stage in the race will remain to be seen, as things have been relatively quiet with the exception of the hashtag #FrenchRevolution trending on Twitter, a reference to a potential French third-party run, since Bill Kristol teased of the possibility.

Since that announcement by Kristol, David French has tweeted only three times, with the final tweet no doubt directed to Paul Ryan ‘s long-anticipated endorsement of Donald Trump.

Principled constitutional conservatives, who feel alienated with currently having a horrible choice between two New York liberals, would definitely give French a look.

“I have said before that whoever has the courage to confront Donald Trump would be a hero and a patriot. That man is David French,” Denny Burk, a Southern Baptist seminary professor and widely followed conservative commentator, wrote on his blog.

“Should David French raise the money and get [on] the ballot, I’d relish being able to support him and vote for him,” wrote Eric Erickson, another Christian conservative and popular pundit. “For the first time in two [election] cycles I’d have a candidate I want to vote for.”

“David French is a great man, an exemplar of wisdom and courage,” tweeted Ed Whelan, head of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a Washington-based conservative think tank.

But time is wasting and it would be a daunting task to create name identification that French currently lacks.


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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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