1] You sent a tweet suggesting a new party would have to be started if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. Were you serious? Would you leave the Republican party if he does win the nomination?
KRISTOL: I was semi-serious. I don’t think Trump will be the nominee, so I don’t expect it to be an issue. But since I don’t think I could support Trump, and I’d like to have someone to vote for, if Trump were to be the nominee, I’d be open to a new party, probably for 2016 only — but you never know.
2] Would you support Hillary Clinton over Trump if they are the nominees?
KRISTOL: No. Thus my talking about a third party or an independent candidacy. I’ve registered the website cheneycotton2016, just in case — but neither Dick Cheney nor Tom Cotton has expressed interest. So far.