Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has been pushing avidly for an independent candidate to step forward and challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, and this holiday weekend, he teased that the name of that candidate would be revealed soon.

Mitt Romney’s name has been bandied about for a while now to a less-than-warm reception, as has his former running-mate Paul Ryan’s, though both have rejected the idea.


David French quickly shot to the top of Twitter’s trending topics Tuesday afternoon after that news leaked.

Maybe he’s worth a look? Those familiar with the name have a lot of respect for the man.

Journalists scrambled to uncover whatever awful secrets might be lurking in French’s past, but mostly, the press and others raced to come up with the best pun on the possible presidential candidate’s name.