‘Impressive’ Third-Party Candidate to be Announced

Earlier this month, The Renegade Party was announced on Twitter, and while not an official new political party, it was an indication that something was in the works to bring a third-party or independent alternative to the two New York liberals in the race, Hillary Clinton, who has a “D” next to her name and Donald Trump, who has an “R” next to his.

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a leader in the “Never Trump” movement, which ironically includes many establishment Republicans as well as principled constitutional conservatives who can’t stand Hillary, but who think Trump is also a bridge too far, announced on Twitter Sunday afternoon that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” is going to be named soon.


Also on Sunday, The Libertarian Party announced at their convention that Gary Johnson had won their nomination, but apparently Kristol has someone else in mind.

Who that candidate is has not been announced, but the name of Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee has been a name mentioned, as has Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska, however, both have said that they don’t want to be that candidate even though they would be in support of a viable conservative challenger to Trump and Hillary.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, combined, have the highest unfavorability ratings in the history of polling and more Americans than ever would consider a third-party option, depending on who it is. That will be the key.

Here is a possible hint Kristol dropped on May 25, indicated support for a ticket with Mitt Romney and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, who was recently attacked by Trump after Martinez chose not to attend a rally the New York billionaire was holding in New Mexico.

UPDATE:  Donald Trump responded on Sunday to the above report, of course using Twitter to bludgeon Bill Kristol as a “loser” with personal attacks while predicting the end of the Supreme Court if anyone that he is elected.

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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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