On Renegades and Outsiders

On Monday, Bill Kristol announced The Renegade Party as an alternative for those on the #NeverTrump / #NeverHillary bandwagon who want to find an alternative candidate for president. (Perhaps Kristol got the name for his new project from this). As with virtually everything these days, there’s a matching Twitter account, which boasts over 3,000 followers in three days.

The account follows 19 people. It’s an interesting list. Some are people you might expect. John Kasich, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney and Ben Sasse are all people who could be considered candidates for a presidential run. There are also conservative luminaries, including Arthur Brooks, Jim DeMint, Samuel Alito, and Krystol himself

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Also on the list is Senator David Perdue. And the account that’s followed isn’t Perdue’s official Senate account, it’s his campaign account, with the tag, “Conservative #Outsider working to change Washington.” Anyone care to speculate on the meaning of this?

 

H/T Conrad Close

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Saltycracker
Saltycracker

So when the conservatives are Renegade leaders, the never Hillarys will gasp and Hillary’s new Supremes will answer them by decreeing every person in the US legal or illegal the “right” as a person to benefit from every redistribution program the Feds have. And the debt doubles by the end of her term(s). And her billion is in Swiss francs.

xdog
xdog

It didn’t take long for Dave to dump his new bff Donnie and take up with the likud wing of the gop. My guess is that money is involved somewhere, which jibes with the listing of Perdue’s campaign fund.

Baker
Baker

The likud wing? Really? Alright.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’m not sure they’ve put a whole lot of thought into how they’re going to unite the #NeverTrump and #NeverHillary camps. If you’re opposed to Hillary Clinton you’re either a) a Republican or b) a hardcore Bernie Sanders supporter. There is pretty much zero ideological overlap between those two camps. Moreover, polling indicates that a sizeable majority of Bernie supporters are just fine with Clinton. Any Bernie Bro who says he isn’t going to vote if it’s Clinton/Trump wasn’t a Democrat to begin with and is, most likely, an idiot. Even Stevie Wonder can see how much better Clinton is… Read more »

Baker
Baker

Just listened to an interview with Kristol. At least for his part, and most #NeverTrump folks I gather, the point is not to really garner enough votes to take the White House. The point is to have someone out there who either represents conservatism, or, if not conservatism, basic decency from the Right/Center-Right. There are a million disappointing things to me about the Trump candidacy but pretty much handing the Dems a silver platter of every awful Republican stereotype is right up there as the worst.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

…it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.