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David French, National Review writer and constitutional attorney, considers third party presidential run
June 4, 2016
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Here's a short bio...

 

David French Suscribe to Author Email Author David French is a staff writer at National Review, an attorney (concentrating his practice in constitutional law and the law of armed conflict), and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the author or co-author of several books including, most recently, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. David is a major in the United States Army Reserve (IRR). In 2007, he deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He lives and works in Columbia, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy (who is also a New York Times bestselling author), and three children. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/.....vid-french

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/.....vid-French

 

I would consider voting for him simply because of the stark contrast to the two mainstream nominees.  He's never held or run for political office which makes him a true outsider and he obviously has a pretty good head on his shoulders.  Here is an article from redstate...

 

David French’s Potential Third Party Run and the Female Vote

So now the cat is out of the bag, as to who Bill Kristol’s “impressive” third party candidate may be. ...

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While some are underwhelmed with the reveal, others, myself included, are genuinely curious. In fact, in just the 1-day span of the name leaking out, not only has a short bio been put together, but the media knives are already sharpening for the attack, as well.

For starters, we know David French is a constitutional lawyer, working with the ACLJ, and one of the attorneys who represented Tea Party groups in a lawsuit against the IRS and its targeting of conservative groups. He is a veteran of the Iraq war. He has received the Bronze Star, authored seven books, writes for National Review, and has received the American Conservative Union’s Ronald Reagan Award. ...

Read more here... http://www.redstate.com/sweeti.....male-vote/

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June 5, 2016
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He's not going to do it...

http://www.nationalreview.com/.....-president

..."But given the timing, the best chance for success goes to a person who either is extraordinarily wealthy (or has immediate access to extraordinary wealth) or is a transformational political talent.  I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve my country, and I thank God for the successes I've had as a lawyer and a writer, but it is plain to me that I'm not the right person for this effort."...

 

That's the paragraph that I think best encompasses his reason and he encourages the continued search for an independent alternative to the point of, unless I'm way off on this too, tacitly calling on currently serving, high level members of Congress to step in as the independent candidate and stop this disaster, this madness and debacle of our presidential election.

I'd vote a Cruz/Rubio ticket in a heartbeat.  Hell, I'd even go twitter/facebook and get networked, linked and officially tracked to support that.LOL

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June 11, 2016
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gudskepteacal said
I'd vote a Cruz/Rubio ticket in a heartbeat.  Hell, I'd even go twitter/facebook and get networked, linked and officially tracked to support that.LOL  

I liked Cruz,  but he had kinda turned me of before he stepped out of the race. I would like to scrap all three candidates and start all over again with none of the current ones being allowed to run. Herded yet again.  

June 12, 2016
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The thing I like about Cruz is his foundation in constitutional law and his demonstrated willingness to stand up against the status quo of party polotics in the Senate, plus how he wears the derision of Rep. party leaders like a badge of honor.  Interesting how he's compared to "Lucifer", but this Trump character who probably couldn't clearly define a single constitutional amendment off the cuff if he had to; yeah, we can work with him.  I mean isn't there an oath with something in it about protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States...  As orangetom would say, "Not the product advertised".  Very telling about our representation at the top and the leaders of the so called 'opposing' parties.  It was probably always going to be the noise maker vs the legacy from the moment Trump entered the race, I'm just disheartened to see so many people let flash and sizzle make their decisions for them.  And yes, I recognize mistakes were made like that 'deal' with Kasich right before the Indiana primary vote(although I'm no great campaign strategist, it didn't seem to be something I would expect him to do); he's human just like anybody else.

Anyway, the post you cited was, in hindsight, more naïve wishful thinking than anything as the people have made their decision and, incomprehensibly, chosen this rich guy from NYC over an articulate, seemingly true conservative with many years of constitutional law practice.  I thought that's what the Tea Party wanted and completely stunned to see that I was wrong.  Indeed - herded again.  Also, I've a feeling there are quite a number of people, in all political camps, who feel the same way you do about scrapping the whole thing and starting from scratch.  Count me in.

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June 14, 2016
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gudskepteacal said
It was probably always going to be the noise maker vs the legacy from the moment Trump entered the race, I'm just disheartened to see so many people let flash and sizzle make their decisions for them.

I'm not surprised,  pretty much how Obama got elected. Speeches really didnt have much substance, just talking points. That, and going on trendy shows.

gudskepteacal said
And yes, I recognize mistakes were made like that 'deal' with Kasich right before the Indiana primary vote(although I'm no great campaign strategist, it didn't seem to be something I would expect him to do); he's human just like anybody else.

Wasn't really that,  he was just starting to sound really hateful towards Trump. Not that I'm a Trump fan, but it seemed to go a bit too far. Guess I expected a little better from him. 

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