Rick Perry’s former campaign manager douses Bill Kristol’s fire to stop Trump

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, one of the vanguards of the #NeverTrump movement, has reportedly “circulated a memo to a small number of conservative allies” detailing a plan for a third-party challenge to Donald Trump in November should the Republican front-runner be the nominee, according to The New York Times.

High among the names mentioned as possible recruits are Tom Coburn, a former Oklahoma senator, and former Texas governor Rick Perry.

Twitchy.com pointed out that first and foremost, Kristol wants to stop a Trump nomination, and he only suggests the third-party run should that effort fail:

The sudden affection for Perry prompted his former campaign manager Jeff Miller to ask Kristol and crew an obvious question:

And if that didn’t dash the hopes of Perry riding to the rescue, Miller then threw a bucket of ice water on the aspirations:

With a Trump nomination all but a done thing and Perry having no interest in intervening, Kristol may want to start working on “Track Three,” as Twitchy astutely noted.

Tom Tillison


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