Wyblog: Reince Priebus couldn’t do it. Paul Ryan won’t do it. Mitt Romney doesn’t want anyone to do it. Bill Kristol is urgently trying to prevent it. And John McCain forgot what “it” is.
But somebody has to step up and unite the GOP, and from somewhere beyond left field we get … Mitch McConnell?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, widely acknowledged as one of the GOP Establishment’s leading voices — who himself has little positive to say about Trump — is also deeply disconcerted by Kristol’s apparent desire to see the GOP lose just because its presumptive nominee isn’t a Weekly Standard-reading neoconservative who wishes to gallivant across the globe building democracies.
He’s talking about Kristol’s cockamamie idea of drafting NRO’s David French to run as a third party candidate. Which, unless he also enlists Indiana State Representative Randy Frye as his running mate, is doomed to failure.
Oh, sure. “French – Frye 2016” is also doomed to fail, but it’ll at least be good for a few laughs on late night TV.
Kristol’s scheme “can only help elect Hillary Clinton,” McConnell told Fox News on Tuesday. “Donald Trump won this thing in a good, old-fashioned way and I think we ought to respect the wishes of the Republican voters,” he continued.
“Anything that divides this sort of right-of-center world is not helpful, and I don’t think it’s a good idea to do anything that helps us elect Hillary Clinton,” he said.
In other words, keep your eye on the prize guys. Hillary Clinton and whatever radical progressive nutjob she cajoles into being her running mate are the real problem. They must be defeated. And like it or not, the only guy who can defeat them is Donald Trump.