Never Trump candidate Lee Busby, a retired Marine colonel and former aide to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has decided to be a write-in candidate for Senator from Alabama. It is a blatant attempt to siphon off some of the votes for Judge Roy Moore.
Mr. Busby has no ground game and does not yet have a website. His entry into the arena has little if any support. It will be interesting to uncover who backed this ploy. Was it the Democrats or was it something concocted by Senator Mitch McConnell. Who are you betting on?
As Written By Rick Moran for Breitbart:
“Never-Trump” Alabama Senate “write-in” candidate Lee Busby attended a fundraiser for liberal Democrat candidate Doug Jones.
Busby, a retired Marine colonel and former aide to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, announced on Monday that he will launch a last-minute write-in campaign against Republican nominee Alabama Judge Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.
Lee Busby argued that the allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore created an opening for an establishment, centrist candidate to launch a third-party run for the December 12 Alabama Senate race.
Busby said, “I think you can flip this thing. If this were a military operation, the left flank and the right flank are heavily guarded. I think that gives you an opportunity to run straight up the middle.”
Busby’s write-in campaign mirrors Evan McMullin’s third party bid in the 2016 presidential election. McMullin, nicknamed “McMuffin” by Trump supporters, admitted during the presidential election that if he could not stop Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from being elected president, he would be “happy” just ………
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