The first thing that has to be said is that neither Bill Kristol nor David French have confirmed that French will be running. That said, a split in the #NeverTrump movement like over Kristol’s alleged pick seems particularly unpropitious. At this point, I think their best hope—not that they can stand to do it—would be to throw in their lot with the Libertarian Party.
Alexander Bolton, “Conservatives rebuff Kristol’s third-party pick,” Hill, June 1, 2016, http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/281903-conservatives-rebuff-kristols-third-party-pick
Samuel Smith, “National Review Writer David French ‘Planning for’ Independent Presidential Bid, Sources Say,” Christian Post, June 1, 2016, http://www.christianpost.com/news/national-review-david-french-planning-independent-presidential-bid-164722/
- Alexander Bolton, “Conservatives rebuff Kristol’s third-party pick,” Hill, June 1, 2016, http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/281903-conservatives-rebuff-kristols-third-party-pick↩