ELDER PATRIOT – Head of the publication the Weekly Standard and self-proclaimed “conservative” kingmaker, William Kristol has signaled his support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign by trying to convince Texas’ ex-Governor Rick Perry to run for the presidency as a third-party candidate if Donald Trump were to win the Republican nomination.
Kristol knows that no Republican candidate has any chance of getting elected unless he or she can win both Florida and Texas the big electoral states, just as no Democrat can win without carrying the electoral bonanzas of California and New York.
Kristol also knows that Perry has no chance of carrying enough states to actually win the presidency. Kristol’s plan would be for for Perry to carry Texas thereby denying Donald Trump’s path to electoral victory and handing the presidency to Hillary Clinton.
Apparently Kristol is fine with Hillary’s promise to keep the flow of both legal and illegal immigrants at current rates and the continued loss of American jobs to foreign workers either through the exodus of American manufacturers or through increasing the B-1 Visa program or by the immigrants willing to perform American jobs for less.
Likewise, Kristol’s rejection of Trump’s promise to end Middle East interventionism qualifies him as another of the neocon Republican kingmakers that President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned us about when he said:
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
The Republican kingmakers have only one concern in the upcoming election, keep the spigot to the U.S. Treasury wide open so that the American people can fund the emerging markets that Kristol and his allies are committed to doing in support of the corporate and banking interests that he fronts for, even if it means the bankrupting of the country he claims to love.