Five things to know about David French

Campaign 2016 | Conservative lawyer and writer reportedly considering a long shot independent presidential bid
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 6/02/16, 02:33 pm

WASHINGTON—Last Sunday, Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, sent the Washington rumor mill into overdrive in less than 140 characters.

“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,” Kristol wrote in a tweet that sparked a Twitter war with presumptive Republican Party nominee Donald Trump. 

Bloomberg and other media outlets began reporting that the mystery candidate in question is David French, a National Review staff writer who graduated from Harvard Law School, earned a Bronze Star in the Iraq War, and has worked for both Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). By late Tuesday, French was trending as the second most popular topic on Twitter.

French hasn’t spoken publicly about his intentions, but he thanked supporters in a Tuesday tweet, and late Wednesday his wife Nancy confirmed he is considering his options: “My husband @DavidAFrench is in Vermont thinking and praying,” she posted on Twitter along with a clip from The Lord of the Rings.

David and Nancy French, who have a multi-racial family and are members of Zion Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Columbia, Tenn., are both New York Times best-selling authors and have more than 90,000 combined Twitter followers, but many in the mainstream media asked: “Who is David French?”

WORLD members may already know who he is, since WORLD has cited or quoted French more than two dozen times since 2004. Below are five takeaways:

French is vehemently anti-Trump. French is one of the “Never Trump” participants in WORLD’s ongoing evangelical insiders survey. Although he is not quoted in any of the published articles about the survey, he submitted a comment for publication last month when asked if it would make a difference if Trump pledged to nominate a pro-life Supreme Court justice.

“Only an idiot would believe a single word that comes out of his mouth,” French wrote in an email.

French is a champion of religious freedom. In his work for ADF and the ACLJ, French has defended counter-cultural views on marriage and gender, and the rights of religious adherents to hold them—especially on college campuses.

“Abandoning one’s own religious beliefs should not be a precondition at a public university for obtaining a degree,” French said in 2007.

French has a deep understanding of foreign policy. In addition to his military experience, French co-authored Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore (Howard Books, 2014), which topped the New York Times nonfiction best-seller list. 

Last December, in the aftermath of the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack, WORLD’s Mindy Belz noted findings that showed negative views of Muslims were not based in conservative Christian attitudes—a nuance French also observed:

“I wonder if the media is missing a powerful, largely uncovered influence on America’s hearts and minds—the experience and testimony of the more than 2 million Americans who’ve served overseas since 9/11 and have experienced Islamic cultures up-close. … [Wars conducted] from within a culture that was shockingly broken.” 

French takes a hard line on child sex abuse. When then–Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, formerly college football’s all-time wins leader, was accused of not doing enough to stop his former assistant, Jerry Sandusky, from sexually abusing dozens of boys, French issued biting criticism:

“It was cowardly for a college-football legend to do the absolute bare minimum required by law (if he even did that) in response to contemporaneous reports that a child had been abused in the coach’s own facility. I’m sorry, Coach Paterno, but the call to your athletic director did nothing to defend the defenseless, and when you saw that nothing happened as a result of that call, it was your absolute moral obligation to take action.”

French organized the group Evangelicals for Mitt. French and his wife are friends of Mitt Romney and helped the former Massachusetts governor make evangelical inroads during his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Last week, French urged Romney to run again, but Romney appears ready to support French.

“I know David French to be an honorable, intelligent and patriotic person,” Romney tweeted Tuesday. “I look forward to following what he has to say.”

What are French’s chances? Longer than long—especially without Bernie Sanders or some other progressive candidate launching a serious challenge from Hillary Clinton’s left. It’s already too late to get on the presidential ballot in all 50 states.

But French says Americans deserve a better option than Clinton and Trump, whom he calls “walking impeachment risks.”

A 2014 speech French delivered to Tennessee homeschoolers—which also includes his rationale for joining the military in his 30s—may provide some insight into his thinking:

“Our forefathers did not sacrifice their lives so that we could live a life of navel-gazing and self-indulgence. Christ’s admonition applies to us all. ‘Take up your cross,’ He said. ‘Lose your life,’ He said. Embracing our responsibilities means leading with our actions, not just our words.”

J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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  • Sawgunner's picture
    Sawgunner
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I have been a longtime reader of French over at National Review. I encourage others to read his work. But I do wish he had at least served a term in congress or been a Gov somewhere.

  • Lizzy's picture
    Lizzy
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Cyborg3,You paint a black and white picture but reality isn't that simple.  There is absolutely no evidence that Trump will do any of the things he has campaigned on.  As for gathering good people around him - first off there is absolutely no evidence that he is doing that or that he would listen to them If he did.  He didn't listen to any of the voices telling him that it was disgusting that he was smearing an honorable American judge by labeling him a Mexican just because he ruled in a way that Trump didn't like.  Instead he is doubling down on the libel.  Do we really want that kind of character as a standard bearer of what was the only party of the two major parties to be at least somewhat hospitable to social conservatives.You also contradict yourself when you say Hillary will unilaterally trash what is left of our freedoms but that Trump won't have that kind of power.  Either they both will have access to that kind of power or neither will.  I have come to the conclusion that neither will do anything except push for very bad policies for this nation and the best hope we have is to give up on the presidency this cycle and do our best to get conservative members of Congress elected.  That last will be much harder with Trump as the standard bearer, but is our only hope for reigning in executive and judicial over reach.

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Hillary will take away our religious liberties by putting in godless and radical judges on the Supreme Court! Trump will put in conservative judges friendly to our interests as Christians.  This in and of itself  is good enough reason to vote for Trump!  Hillary will continue the fickle and irrational foreign policy of Obama in the middle east where he is more friendly to our Muslim enemies than he is to Israel and our other true allies.  Trump will fight against ISIS and protect the Christians in Syria and the other countries.  He will help the country economically and build up our military that has been trashed by Obama.  He will stabilize the world by having a sane foreign policy, where the gospel message can rapidly move forward as Christians are protected and sheltered from evil despots. Trump will appoint wise conservative advisors to his cabinet which will help this along.  We have evidence that Trump will do this, from his campaign where he hired counsel which he listened to enabling him to win the primary.  We also see him now aligning up good people for his cabinet! Also, believers have attended Trump rallies where they observed Trump's great love and concern for our country!  So to claim you know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the true motivation of Trump's heart seems cavalier and questionably scripturely (Ps. 44:21;Pr. 16:2; 21:1-2; Jer. 17:9,10).  Even if Trump has false motives, does not God control the heart (Prob. 21:1).  And the beauty of our form of government is that the president has limited powers, so in the long run even if Trump turns out to be bad - we can weather it! Just look how we weathered Obama.  But Trump could well surprise us and turn into a great president!  I mean this sincerely for if he is humbled at the great responsibilities that face him and he turns to God for help, then he could be great!  Rather than plot about impeaching him, if we prayed for him and supported him, we may well be surprised. Using pure wisdom, we know it will be utter destruction if Hillary comes to power as she implements her plans that are deadly for Christians: pushing forward hate crime legislation nationally, pushing forward the gay agenda, imposing their God-hating agenda on America, establishing abortion to the latest terms, etc.  Saying that Trump is equally bad is just plain false - a deception and a lie. Trump may have his rough edges, but he will gather wise counsel around him (he is doing that now) where he will have good guidance that will benefit Christians. Even in the most negative light, I think Trump will push through the conservative agenda because that is what he said he would do, and he doesn't like to lose!  I have my doubts that we can weather Hillary since her appointment of liberal judges will have a fundamental change on the country. She is wicked and corrupt - a true Jezebel.

  • KR
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Cyborg3,Yes, God can work through even the scrubs.  But how exactly does this better qualify Donald than Hillary?  Yes, I think Hillary is as dangerous as you believe.  And, yes, I think Trump is likelier to appoint far better people to the Supreme Court.  But before I'd compare Mr. Trump to Samson, I might compare him to Absalom.  David's mighty men may have been questionable outcasts--but Donald Trump is bizarrely power-hungry and sub-rational in his communications.  He's out to make a great social stir (think Absalom) and to milk whole zones of discontent for the sake of his own empowerment (think Absalom).  I've not decided exactly how I'll vote in November, but I cannot imagine already slamming the door on David French.   

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I am ashamed at your comments here. Samson was a foolish yet strong man that God used to lead His people for twenty years. Samson was attracted to beautiful evil women who got him into trouble. He was vengeful, yet God used this to bring judgment on the Philistines. Look at David's strong men. They were men who were wanted by the law, men of debt, and discontented (I Sam. 22:2). So God used these men to fight for David and eventually brought him to power as king. So sometimes God uses those who may not fit in at Church to accomplish His will! Being foolish and letting Hillary come to power will prove the tipping of our nation over the edge. We will see our religious liberties stripped away, hate crime legislation to shut down our churches, home schooling eliminated,and Christian organizations persecuted. If you don't see this coming, you are blind. A Clinton presidency will bring it forward in the next few years.

  • debfran
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    David French is an excellent candidate for the Presidency, but so was Ted Cruz.  If the American people were so blind as to not recognize greatness in Cruz, I have little hope they'd see it in French.  

  • Donagld
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I dropped my subscription to National Review not because of their opposition to Trump but the vulgar descriptions applied to his supporters (masturbators).  I have no respect for a publication, its staff or contributors who stoop to such journalistic practice.

  • DCal3000
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Following up on my previous comment, I think a good place for evangelical conservatives to begin formulating a political strategy for the future is to review our political philosophy.  When we say the Republican Party (pre-Trump) betrayed us, what do we mean? What do we want in a candidate, and what do we want in regard to national public policies? In other words, what are the barebones requirements for a Christian political philosophy?

  • DCal3000
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Evangelicals need to vote in ways they think will most demonstrate love of God and love of neighbor, but, while doing so, they need to be realistic about what will happen in November.  David French is incredibly unlikely to win if he runs; in fact, he's unlikely to even be a strong candidate.  The Republican Party primary electorate represents considerably less than 50% of the national electorate.  Evangelical conservatives were  unable to stop Donald Trump in that primary.  Mr. French will have no party backing and will be unlikely to be on the ballot in every state.  That means he starts with over 75% of the national electorate arrayed against him (assuming approximately 50% of voters lean left and a minimum of 25% are Trump-Republicans), and he cannot even get electoral votes from states where he fails to get on the ballot.  Mr. French sounds like a great guy, worthy of being President.  If he runs, vote for him if your conscience demands it, but try to formulate a political strategy for the future that assumes he will badly lose the election.  Barring indictments or a national crisis, either the Democratic or Republican nominee for President this year will be the next President of the United States.

  • William E
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    All this hand wringing, scheming and consternation with the the likes of French and other possible candidates  is nothing more than  trying to  "rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic". Trump is going to be the next President and time would be better spent figuring out how to deal with that almost certain probability rather than losing sleep over it.  Most of the laments that his detractors cite are really of little substance and sound more like school yard banter, including the comment from your "election savior", French: “Only an idiot would believe a single word that comes out of his mouth,” French wrote in an email.  I guess French will be taking his queue from Trump  right out of the gate by insulting  25 million of the electorate - real bright.

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    Kimon Nicolaides III
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Amen and Amen!!!

  •  austinbeartux's picture
    austinbeartux
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I'd like to take a stab at explaining to the people here why many of us simply cannot vote for Trump.  For you Trump supporters, I hear "You're not voting for a Messiah."  "What candidate fulfills every moral you hold?"  "What candidate is perfect?"  Let me explain it this way--on a scale of 1 - 10.A 10 is a perfect candidate.  Think Jesus.  No one besides him can be a 10.  A good, solid, inspirational, likeable, conservative Christian with no baggage would be an 8 or 9.  Most 2016 Republican candidates fall between a 3 and 7.  A candidate that scores a 2 might be acceptable, but only by the skin of their teeth.  To put this into context from my evangelical Christian perspective, Dole, McCain, and Mitt were a 3 or 4.  I still voted for them all.If a candidate is below a 2, he/she is despicable, dishonest, lacks character and integrity, lies, cheats, steals, deceives, is malicious, a philanderer, and basically appeals to the lowest common denominator of fallen humanity (all people.)  Trump is hovering around a 1, while Clinton is a 0.  Trump is technically better, but just by a nose.So can't you see that we #NeverTrump folks really want to vote for a Republican, but he just sucks so, so, so, so bad we just can't!  It's like if Trump or Clinton were elected President, and something awful were to happen, we wouldn't be surprised if the local District Attorney charged us with being an accomplice. 

  • CaptTee's picture
    CaptTee
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    #6. What party?#7. On enough state ballots to get the required 270 to win?I am not opposed to 3rd party runs.  I would have supported Abraham Lincoln in his 3rd Party run.  However, a 3rd Party can only win when, like in 1860, the 2 main parties fracture.  Hillary, Bernie and Trump could make that happen!

  • Gregory P
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I think America's Party has the most consistent platform with America's founding principles; although the party is small not registered in most states, if people joined the efforts those American principles might bring back sanity. http://www.selfgovernment.us/platform.html

  • Gregory P
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I cannot support David French for office with his continuing support for Mitt Romney who foisted government mandated "health" care with subsequent government (and tax payer) funding for abortions (paving the way for Obamacare), and who as governor failed to support the state constitution he swore to support when he ordered officials to issue "wedding" licenses to same sex couples, despite the constitution's only allowing marriage between a man and a woman. 

  • Zinger
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    He has no chance and the only thing he will do is siphon votes from Trump and get Hillary elected.

  • meria
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Your comments are well reasoned and reflect my own world view.  But the idea that Democrats will defect to ANY third party comes from a world view that they just don't have.  Appeal to conscience MIGHT change their behavior in some other area of their lives, but NOT in their politics.  They will vote for Democrats and will rationalize it no matter what.  Could we elect Trump and then impeach him?

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    William Peck 1958
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    # 5 - "French organized the group Evangelicals for Mitt"- that is not exactly something that will help get him elected as POTUS.also# 6 - French has a snow ball's chance in (a fiery furnace) of garnering 2% of the vote. Which would, however, probably be enough to tip the election to Hillary. Way to do, David.

  • George Houghton
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    David French may be a good candidate, but he should have entered the candidate process much earlier than now (early June!) and competed with the others. He may not like Donald Trump, but Mitt Romney is his hero? At this stage, politically his chances are not good, and he will simply be a spoiler! If he is serious about this, let him wait until the next presidential run!

  • Auslander
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    It's neat to live in the age of the Internet, where a guy like French can get overwhelming name recognition in a short period of time and at very little cost.I worry about a Clinton presidency slightly more than a Trump one, but not so much that I wouldn't eagerly throw in behind a guy like this over Trump.Remember that Bill Clinton never won a popular majority in either of his elections - Perot was the spoiler both times.  It would be disappointing but darkly appropriate for the Clinton legacy if Hillary were to win on the same technicality.

  • veritas's picture
    veritas
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    To those who are concerned about Trump's chances: The GOP forfeited the POTUS race by nominating such an evil candidate. This is about giving people a reason to vote to re-elect as many honorable Senators, Representatives, and other state offices as possible.

  • veritas's picture
    veritas
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    If would be great to have a pro-life and acceptable option for President. However this needs to happen very soon. He would need 21,775 signatures to get on the ballot in Pennsylvania.

  •  Varenikje's picture
    Varenikje
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    The exchange between Bill Kristol and Donald Trump is interesting and hasn't changed my mind about Trump's character one iota.  God is in control, is He not?  

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    It reminds me of the time that Jeremiah warned the Children of Israel of the false hope of trusting in Egypt. Those who went to Egypt ended up slaughtered! If we divide the Republicans then Hillary Clinton will be elected. This third party route seems like a desperate and foolish effort! We need to support Trump and not have unrealistic ideas like he is a messiah - for he isn't.

  • Steve SoCal
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I will want to learn more about David French, especially if he becomes a candidate.  The little bit I know so far certainly sounds far better than the Clinton, Sanders, Trump options.  My earlier question, which "My Two Cents" asked about, is based on the fact that in all recent US presidential elections the country has been split right down the middle, and this race doesn't seem much different.  Therefore, if someone like David French runs, what is the chance that he will pull more voters from the Democratic/liberal leaning side of the country (Clinton or Sanders) than from the conservative/Republican side (Trump).  Even if there are a lot of discontented voters, it still seems like there is a general split in leaning.  I hope I'm wrong, but unless Trump drops out for some reason it's hard for me to see how this option won't take more votes from the Republican-leaning side than from the Democratic-leaning side.  Nonetheless, like some other commenters, I will vote (or not vote) my conscience and how I believe the Lord is leading me... not simply who I think can win.  And I do believe God can raise up leaders and bring them down according to His will... no matter what the polls and pundits say.

  •  John Cogan's picture
    John Cogan
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I'm with Janet B  - I cannot vote for either of the major party candidates. French would not take my vote from Trump because I would never have voted for Trump.

  •  austinbeartux's picture
    austinbeartux
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Evangelical Christians must begin to unite in a candidate other than Clinton/Trump.  Personally, I think the Constitution Party has the best party platform and candidates (albeit very low chances of being successful.)  I could vote for someone like David French.  His popularity might go viral--you never know.http://constitutionparty.com/

  • Kirk
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    He sounds like a great option!

  • Philip Cullum's picture
    Philip Cullum
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I have known David French since his childhood.  I have taught him in Sunday school. He is a far better candidate than either of the mainstream candidates.  All people who take America's problems seriously would find him a candidate they can trust.He has the experience, the knowledge and, most importantly, the character to fill the office of President. All he needs is name recognition.  I urge World to cover his candidacy if he decides to run.

  • RJSmith
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    FIrst/ I echo the sentiments of "Steve SoCal". And in response to "My Two Cents", I would like to offer the following. Regarding any Third Party Candidate that is not already filed, the question is rapidly becoming one of mechanics. If I understand correctly, Third Parties are already past the deadline for filing to get on the Presidential Ballot in Texas. Several states have their deadlines coming up this month, many more in July, a bunch in August and just a few in September. And each of these ballot deadlines have petition filing requirements. So it would appear to be increasingly unlikely that an as yet undeclared Third Party campaign could be successful - just looking at the mechanics of the process. Second/ The recent presidential races have actually been rather close.For example, in 2012, the two parties were separated by less than 3.5 million votes in the Popular Vote (Note: Electoral College actually elects, though.) So the idea of a Christian Principled Third Party running would likely split Republican vote. If the split were significant, yes, it would likely "guarantee" a win for the Democrats. The proposition that "as many disgruntled would-be-Hillary-to-prevent-Trump voters would cross over to a third party as there are "never Trumpers" is an interesting one, but I am not sure there are numbers to support it. While Trump's "charm" may attract some Democrats who are unhappy with Hillary, it seems unlikely that these Democrats will vote for someone even more to the right than Trump. In fact, the split and shift in the Democratic Party seems to be to the Left (al la Bernie), not the Right. Third/ The Lord already gave us the most Godly (Ex 18:21), though not perfect, Presidential Candidate we have seen in a very long time in Ted Cruz. And we failed as Christians; we failed as the Church, to come out and support him. That's on us. If we could not muster enough support for Cruz, then it is unlikely we would fair better with a late entrant like French. (Although I like what I have been reading about French thus far.) We Christians seem to be our own biggest problem. It is estimated that 30 million Christians did not vote in 2012. And the problems with our absence from the playing field - or battlefield -  continues.The Lord gave us an opportunity so large, we could have driven a truck through it, and we blew it.

  • theedwards6
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Unfortunately, it's already too late for him to be on the ballot in Texas.  But I would consider a write-in, after doing research.  I cannot in good conscience vote for any of the other presumed candidates.

  • Christian_Prof
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I know very little about David French. But I'm intrigued. If he's on the ballot in GA, I'll be paying very close attention.

  • Janet B
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    If Mr. French runs, I have two choices: vote for him or don't vote.  If he doesn't run, I have two choices: write-in someone or don't vote.  All of the above may result in a liberal getting elected, but I will not have voted directly for them. And that is important to my conscience.  I am willing to let God figure the rest out.

  •  Bruce's picture
    Bruce
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I would appreciate the opportunity to vote for someone other than Clinton or Trump.  Mr. French sounds like someone I could support with my vote.  I do not accept the idea that a vote for someone besides Trump is a vote for Clinton.  I do not accept this because that implies a vote for Trump is a vote for something besides Clinton, and I don't trust Trump to actually do things much differently than Clinton, despite what he says.  Like Mr. French says, to paraphrase, I don't believe a word of what Mr. Trump has said in his campaigning and political posturing.  Some of it may be legit, but I don't think enough is to make it a basis for making an informed vote that represents my values and views on politics.  So I am looking this as a ray of hope in this troublesome election.

  • Lizzy's picture
    Lizzy
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Every movement has to start somewhere.  This may be the time when conservatives need to step away from the current two major parties and create a new one, giving a platform from which to proclaim those principles we believe in.  David French would seem to be precisely the kind of principled leader for that new movement.  Having read many of his columns over the last year or two, he is someone I could wholeheartedly endorse.

  • kerygma's picture
    kerygma
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Fantastic!  The odds are not good but we have to start somewhere turning the tide of destructive liberalism.  It may just be something we are beginning to do little by little to be successful, and we can't just stand by and be "hand-wringers"!  Let's get to it!!  Sins are listed as bad things we do...but we shouldn't forget the sins of omission! 

  • D Oliver
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    I read French in the National Review and am a fan of his.  However, without a direct intervention of God, he does not stand a proverbial "snowball's chance". 

  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Steve SoCal--how would voting for David French, or any other third party candidate, "guarantee a Clinton presidency?" I am genuinely curious about this popular opinion that a vote for anyone besides Trump is a vote for Hillary. I know many, many disgruntled voters who deplore Trump and Clinton equally. I think as many disgruntled would-be-Hillary-to-prevent-Trump voters would cross over to a third party as there are "never Trumpers." Give us more choices, and American voters will flock to the polls.

  • Steve SoCal
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    Very interesting... but how can someone like this run without guaranteeing a Clinton presidency?Also, it's too bad he didn't decide to run a lot sooner.

  • Tfarr
    Posted: Wed, 06/08/2016 11:32 pm

    May God grant us some option like David French.

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Thu, 06/09/2016 04:00 am

    Lizzy, we know exactly what Hillary Clinton will do to destroy this nation. She will appoint extremist judges to the courts which will result in our churches being shut down, extreme fines being brought against them and the members, and direct attack of the members. They will push for all kinds of hate crime laws which will be their tool to bring these things about. Whether you like Trump or not, he is refreshing in stating things directly the way he sees them whether it is his best political interest or not. The judge is a liberal radical judge appointed by Obama so I think his assessment is correct. Here is an interesting look at the controversy.http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/08/nuclear-option-donald-trumps-crusade-sets-back-st...

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Thu, 06/09/2016 05:00 am

    Lizzy, I do not contradict myself regarding Hillary Clinton destroying us. Her appointments to the Supreme Court will destroy our country. I do believe that Trump will follow through with his appointments to the SC out of pride - he said it and he will do it! Now does Trump lack a full ideological framework? Probably, but he will do things because he has a sense of duty. Why did he go against his own political interests and fire volley after volley at the judge? He felt he was right about the judge and would not back down. I too think he was right! The judge had an agenda in letting all the court documents go public - part being his Mexican heritage!

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