After several days of speculation, possible independent candidate David French has confirmed he won't make a run for the presidency.
Writing in the National Review on Sunday night, French revealed: "After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States."
After much thought and prayer: I’m Not Running for President https://t.co/lqWQtPL5Q5— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 6, 2016
More from French's piece:
I gave it serious thought — as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran — only because we live in historic times. Never before have both parties failed so spectacularly, producing two dishonest, deceitful candidates who should be disqualified from running for town council, much less leader of the free world. [...]
But given the timing, the best chance for success goes to a person who either is extraordinarily wealthy (or has immediate access to extraordinary wealth) or is a transformational political talent. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve my country, and I thank God for the successes I’ve had as a lawyer and a writer, but it is plain to me that I’m not the right person for this effort.
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has been looking to block Donald Trump from becoming president and was reportedly working to recruit French.
French, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is a constitutional lawyer, the author of several books and the recipient of the Bronze Star, according to his biography at National Review, where he serves as a staff writer. French lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife, Nancy, and three children.
You can read French's complete article here.