A bombshell report confirms that Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard secretly met with former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Washington, D.C. The goal of the meeting was to “discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer.”
Kristol, a beltway “conservative,” has long been critical of Trump, and is apparently intent on ensuring Hillary Clinton wins the White House!
“[Romney] came pretty close to being elected president, so I thought he may consider doing it, especially since he has been very forthright in explaining why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should not be president of the United States,” Kristol said in a phone interview Friday, during which he confirmed that he and Romney had a “little meeting in Washington.”
But knowing Romney’s reluctance, Kristol told Romney that if he remains unwilling to run, many top conservatives would appreciate having the former Massachusetts governor’s support for an independent candidate, should Kristol and other right-leaning figures enlist a willing contender.
“Obviously, if there were to be an independent candidacy, Romney’s support would be very important,” Kristol said. “I wanted to get his wisdom on whether it was more or less doable than I thought.”
The meeting took place at the J.W. Marriott hotel near the White House. They also had discussions at the recent awards gala for American Friends of The Hebrew University, an area group that supports the Jerusalem-based school.
Romney sounds like he’s actively considering entering the Presidential race:
But, Romney added, “I am dismayed at where we are now, I wish we had better choices, and I keep hoping that somehow things will get better, and I just don’t see an easy answer from where we are.”
As we can see from Kristol’s Twitter account, he’s been busy having conference calls with anti-Trump Republicans, including Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), and former Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK):
However, the big problem is that Texas – a solidly Republican state – has a deadline for being added to the presidential ballot… And it’s tomorrow!
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