— POLITICO (@politico) June 1, 2016
And we all saw what Mitt Romney's opinion meant to the Trump run. https://t.co/UokiiCqqkU
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) June 1, 2016
Roy Edroso, of Alicublog, casts a cold eye on David French:
… I have followed French’s career at National Review for years and will just quickly tell you that he’s not only against gay marriage, he’s also against Griswold v Connecticut, the decision that invalidated laws against contraception (“Is there a single legal doctrine that can stand against the quest for personal sexual fulfillment?” French thundered); that he denounced the widespread mourning of Prince’s death on the grounds that “Prince was ultimately just another talented and decadent voice in a hedonistic culture… notable mainly because he was particularly effective at communicating that decadence to an eager and willing audience”; that he has compared Kim Davis, that crazy clerk who refused to sign gay marriage licenses, to “men like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox — the men who first put the ‘protest’ in ‘Protestant'”; that he — well, I’m out of time for the moment, but you can peruse the archive for more if you can stand it. The point is, he makes Trump look like Eisenhower…
So, even if this brief moment of pixellated notoriety has faded by evening (the Washington Post has a dutiful synopsis on an interior page, while the NYTimes settled for reprinting a couple of paragraphs from Reuters), Mr. French seems to have earned his stint as a chew toy…
What did David French do to cross Bill Kristol? https://t.co/m9lMmu8ha0
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 31, 2016
Kristol should've held big press conference where he came out & walked to the podium and said "The Aristocrats!" into the mic and then left.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) May 31, 2016
Bill Kristol tried for weeks to find someone to run against Trump and could only find a third-tier writer at his fourth-tier magazine.
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) May 31, 2016
If French really is the mystery indie candidate, all he has to be is Trump's Ralph Nader. I'm good with that.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 1, 2016
Good lord he looks like a flaccid penis. https://t.co/QvxxWF0EBz
— John Cole (@Johngcole) May 31, 2016
man this is a real hit or miss look pic.twitter.com/5X7oH6lvyI
— chris hooks (@cd_hooks) May 31, 2016