Bill Kristol has long been equally famous for being hideously wrong about everything, and for walking away from the carnage he creates and into one high-profile, paid media gig after another.
Bill Kristol would back third party over TrumpOne of these days some enterprising journalist is going to steal Jonathan Greenberger's lunch money and refuse to give it back until he coughs up the unspeakably obscene details of the bargain which put Bill Kristol back on teevee as a paid ABC news contributor.
Bill Kristol, the conservative pundit and editor of The Weekly Standard, said Tuesday that he would vote for a third-party candidate if Donald Trump is the Republican presidential nominee.
“I doubt I’d support Donald,” he said in an email, according to CNN Money. “I doubt I’d support the Democrat [nominee].
“I think I’d support getting someone good on the ballot as a third party candidate,” he added. Kristol’s admission comes as Trump leads the race for next year’s GOP presidential coronation across multiple national polls. Trump ranks first out of 16 Republican White House hopefuls with 29.8 percent, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of samplings.
Kristol revealed on Tuesday that he believes former Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) are a much more attractive option for voters in 2016.
“[It] would be an excellent independent ticket,” he said of that pairing.
Kristol is a vocal critic of Trump and argues the outspoken billionaire could not defeat the Democratic presidential front-runner in a general election next year.
Trump responded by mocking Kristol’s publication in a tweet earlier this summer.
“Bill, your small and slightly failing magazine will be a giant success when you finally back Trump,” the real estate tycoon wrote on July 23. “Country will soar!”
So excited to have @ananavarro & Bill Kristol join our outstanding @ABC political team. Both brilliant, original thinkers #ThisWeek— Jonathan Greenberger (@greenbergerj) February 2, 2014
Until then, the brave baristas who serve Young Mr. Greenberger coffee will just have to continue whizzing in his cup and telling him that it's the same, rare Civet blend that Rupert Murdoch drinks.