Never-Trumper Has Found His New Reagan; You’ll Never Guess Who She Is

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 16: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer introduces Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan. With 18 days until the election, Biden is campaigning in Michigan, a state President Donald Trump won in 2016 by less than 11,000 votes, the narrowest margin of victory in the state's presidential election history. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  • Prominent “Never-Trumper” Bill Kristol believes that Republican voters should back a presidential ticket led by Gretchen Whitmer in 2024.
  • Kristol made the comments during the Principles First Summit, a gathering of Never Trump conservatives in D.C., Politico reports. The event featured panels with titles such as “Looking to 2024: Hope and Despair — but Mostly Despair” and “Can the GOP survive?”
  • While some conference attendees were focused on reforming the Republican Party from within, others backed a strategy of promoting moderate Democrats in order to push out populist, right-wing GOP candidates.