Bill Kristol stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of The Weekly Standard. Stephen Hayes is taking his position, the hill reported. He will continue as Editor-at-Large but will not be involved in the day-to-day operations.
Kristol, 63, was a vicious NeverTrumper, supporting Mitt Romney and searching for a host of other spoilers to run against Trump even though he knew they couldn’t win. One of his picks was National Review Online writer David French. Kristol even picked Evan McMullin to destroy Trump’s chances in Idaho during the primary.
Kristol apparently preferred Hillary because he preferred any candidate to Trump, even one who couldn’t win.
This is a tweet he put out in October.
If Trump steps down, there’s one appropriate substitute presidential candidate: The previous nominee, uncontaminated by Trump: Mitt Romney.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 8, 2016
Kristol is still tweeting anti-Trump messages.
The Weekly Standard is an American neoconservative opinion magazine published 48 times per year. Its founding publisher, News Corporation, debuted the title on September 18, 1995. Currently edited by founder William Kristol and Fred Barnes, the Standard has been described as a “redoubt of neoconservatism.
The magazine has survived on contributions from people like former owner Rupert Murdoch. One can’t say it’s failing, it never really succeeded though the writers have been respected and often have spots on various news shows as experts.
Kristol no longer has credibility and that could be the reason he’s stepping down. The party as he knew it is gone.