David French

David French will not run as an independent for the presidency

Keith Koffler, Washington Examiner

Attorney and writer David French, who for the last week has been touted as a potential independent candidate for president, announced Sunday evening that he will not run.

The #NeverTrump party's desperate scenarios

Byron York, Washington Examiner

National Review writer David French has not yet said whether he will run. But if he does, or if someone else takes on the anti-Trump mantle, the new party will operate on a set of wishful-thinking scenarios in which victory depends on one improbable event after another.

The Risible Anti-Trump Protest Effort

Daniel Larison, The American Conservative

The reason why so many people instantly responded to the David French “news” with ridicule was that it was a risible idea on its face. Whatever French’s merits, he is so little-known and lacking in resources that he wouldn’t even be a significant protest candidate against Trump, but would demonstrate only how little support there is for a “full-spectrum” movement conservative alternative.

Perhaps no Scapegoat

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

More and more I wonder if, for the good of the conservative movement, we should watch Trump fall on his own instead of providing him a conservative scapegoat.

Bill Kristol’s Not So Funny Joke on Conservatives and America

Bill Kristol, a veteran of the White House and a variety of political campaigns, must on some level recognize that his gambit to promote David French for President bears a striking resemblance to the Little Rascals series episode where the Gang, dejectedly sitting around their club house suddenly brighten when Spanky says, “Hey everyone, let’s put on a circus!” Soon Alfalfa is the lion tamer, Darla is his beautiful assistant and their faithful dog Pete is dressed up like a lion. The only question here is what role poor Mr. French will play.

BigBiz Targets Tea Party

Patrice Hill, The Washington Times

The recent fiscal crisis has opened a major rift between the tea party wing of the GOP and business groups that traditionally have backed Republicans, with many business leaders now vowing to get involved more in GOP primaries to try to counter insurgent candidates. Tea party leaders are defiant, saying they will not change course despite criticism from the U.S.

Did O Draw IRS-TeaParty Target Map?

Fred Lucas, The Blaze

“The president of the United States gave the IRS a road map to investigate the tea party in the United States,” said David French, senior counsel to the conservative American Center for Law and Justice.