Evan McMullin: #NeverTrump Standard Bearer Launches Independent Campaign
By Hunter Wallace
If I sat down and tried to come up with a better caricature of #NeverTrump globalist cuckservatism, I couldn’t have topped Evan McMullin:
“Evan McMullin, a former C.I.A. official and a Republican who passionately opposes Donald J. Trump, will file papers to run for president as an independent candidate, according to two people briefed on his plans.
Mr. McMullin, who until recently worked on policy development with the House Republican conference, has missed the ballot-access deadlines in more than two dozen states.
But Mr. McMullin, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, studied in Utah and could take votes from Mr. Trump in the heavily Mormon state.
In a statement provided by an aide, Mr. McMullin said, “In a year where Americans have lost faith in the candidates of both major parties, it’s time for a generation of new leadership to step up.”
“It’s never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us,” his statement said. “I humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected Americans a conservative choice for president.” …”
1.) Council on Foreign Relations member, elite foreign policy insider
2.) Goldman Sachs, mergers and acquisitions, Wall Street insider
3.) Refugee Resettlement Officer, “a fierce advocate for Middle Eastern refugees”
4.) Former CIA operative
5.) Chief Policy Director for the House Republican Conference, Republican establishment insider
6.) United Nations volunteer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Evan McMullin is a coup for Donald Trump for a few reasons:
1.) First, he is the perfect foil for Trump’s campaign, since he is the mouthpiece of the Republican globalist establishment on the economy, immigration, and foreign policy.
2.) Second, McMullin’s candidacy will shore up support among those who are sympathetic to Trump’s outsider message, but who are skeptical that he has been coopted or is faking it. Here you have a Council on Foreign Relations, Republican establishment, Goldman Sachs puppet running to throw the race to Hillary Clinton.
3.) Third, he has lower name ID than even David French, who had a number of things going for him including social conservative bonafides on abortion, gay marriage, religious liberty, guns, and states rights.
4.) Fourth, he is so repulsive to Trump’s core audience that he might end up taking more votes away from Hillary Clinton than Trump.
5.) Fifth, the #TruCons will be pressured to back one of their own in the race, which will further erode their credibility by reinforcing Trump’s critique of “conservatism.”