Establishment Republicans are desperate to find somebody to beat Donald Trump. In fact, they are so desperate they have gone outside the party and are murmuring about Evan McMullin, who says he will run as an independent.
“Standing up to run for president because it’s never too late to do the right thing,” his Twitter account declares.
McMullen was not only a CIA an undercover operations officer with the National Clandestine Service, he was also an investment banker at the great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, Goldman Sachs.
He is also a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations.
McMullen’s LinkedIn writeup states he has managed “clandestine operations related to counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, energy, political stability, and counterintelligence, while serving mostly in hostile environments.”
He is currently the Chief Policy Director for the House Republican Conference.
His campaign is based on defeating Trump.
Consider the following tweets:
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) May 7, 2016
Authoritarians like @realDonaldTrump use promises of law & order to justify infringing on civil rights as they consolidate control by force.
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) July 22, 2016
McMullen recently met with Better for America, an anti-Trump organization put together by John Kingston, a former Mitt Romney bundler. Kingston worked with the neocon luminary William Kristol to undermine the Trump campaign and support a candidate acceptable to the RHINO establishment and neocons.
Better for America includes the pollster Joel Searby, a Kristol collaborator, as chief strategist; Matthew Sawyer, general counsel for Ross Perot’s failed Reform Party effort; and Anne MacDonald, former chief of staff to the first lady Laura Bush.
A former CIA spook surrounded by neocons and RHINOs is attractive for disenchanted Republicans worried by the rise and possible election of Donald Trump.
McMullen, however, has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting anywhere near the White House.