By David Hylton
"Never Trump" activist and editor of The Weekly Standard magazine Bill Kristol stirred up a political controversy this week when he said a third party candidate would enter the race as a legitimate contender to Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Late Tuesday is was revealed that this candidate was David French, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a staff writer at the National Review and a lawyer.
"To say that he would be a better and a more responsible president than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is to state a truth that would become self-evident as more Americans got to know him," Kristol said about French.
French hasn't confirmed whether he'd enter the race, but he did tweet on Wednesday saying "An underdog can't win. Right?"
All the normal political rules apply. The conventional wisdom has been right. An underdog can't win. Right?— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 1, 2016
For more on French, watch MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell discussion about him and other recent developments in the race for the White House: