RNC’s Priebus: David French a ‘Suicide Mission
June 2, 2016
Any effort to enlist National Review writer and Iraq war veteran David French as an independent to run against GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump is a “suicide mission,” Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus said Thursday.
In an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Priebus conceded “I don’t really know” French, whom Weekly Standard founder and editor William Kristol has suggested would be a viable candidate should he mount an independent bid.
“Look, I don’t want to say anything disparaging against the guy because I don’t know him and I’m sure he’s a good person, but I think it’s also just this sort of suicide mission, and a huge distraction,” Priebus said in remarks posted by Politico.
“I don’t see it going anywhere.”
“I think in order to be a viable third party candidate I think you have to have national name ID and a ton of cash in order to get even a blip on the radar. So I don’t really even think about it, Hugh. I think it’s sort of silly, to tell you the truth. I have to say — I think the people involved with it are embarrassing themselves” (Read More)
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