Hope springs eternal.

Weekly Standard editor, Bill Kristol, has been on a quest for weeks to secure a willing and capable third party option to the two felonious cons running at the head of the Republican and Democrat tickets.

No. Please don’t mention the Libertarian Party. With their choice of Gary Johnson (again), they will soon be relegated back to their 2am party meetings in the corner booth at the Waffle House.

Kristol took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to deliver this teaser:

I wholeheartedly support Kristol’s efforts. I’ve long called for a third party option and I would gladly support a legitimate conservative, willing to step into what can only be considered murky and untested waters.

It’s a gamble worth taking, considering many are not ready to abandon principle for party, but are truly stuck between a rock and a hard place.

From the Washington Examiner:

It was not clear from Kristol’s message whether the name of a candidate would be produced over the weekend or at an undisclosed date in the future. However, time for the purported candidate is already short. The deadline for making it on the November ballot in Texas passed on May 9. The next deadline is in North Carolina, where the candidate will need to provide about 90,000 signatures from supporters by June 9 in order to make it on the ballot.

It would seem any third party option is already battling upstream, but in the words of Winston Churchill:

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” 

I agree. With everything in me, I agree.

*EDIT*

The gilded toad has responded to the news.

And on and on and on…