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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 08:46 PM

Former Mass. Gov. William Weld to announce possible run for president as a Republican

William Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts who was the Libertarian Party's nominee for vice president in 2016, is mulling a run for president and could make an announcement about a possible presidential run as soon as Thursday.

Sources tell NewsCenter 5 he has taken a leave of absence from his law firm and it is unclear whether he is announcing the run or announcing the formation of an exploratory committee.

The news was first reported by WCVB's On The Record co-anchor Janet Wu, who
has learned any possible run would be made as a Republican.


https://www.wcvb.com/article/former-mass-gov-william-weld-to-announce-possible-run-for-president/26092546

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Reply Former Mass. Gov. William Weld to announce possible run for president as a Republican (Original post)
octoberlib Jan 2019 OP
bobbieinok Jan 2019 #1
Blue_true Jan 2019 #8
marylandblue Jan 2019 #2
Me. Jan 2019 #3
0rganism Jan 2019 #4
UniteFightBack Jan 2019 #6
0rganism Jan 2019 #13
Garrett78 Jan 2019 #5
First Speaker Jan 2019 #7
Blue_true Jan 2019 #10
Garrett78 Jan 2019 #12
smirkymonkey Jan 2019 #15
Poiuyt Jan 2019 #9
UTUSN Jan 2019 #11
roamer65 Jan 2019 #14

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 08:54 PM

1. Wiki says he was Bill's nominee for ambassador to Mexico but JHelms said no!

So maybe not too bad.

Old school New England republican?

He's in his early 70s!

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:11 PM

8. Yes, my friends there said that he is an old style republican, a Cabot-Lodge type. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 08:55 PM

2. There we go! I knew there was a Republican out there with some fight left!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:26 PM

3. Good Candidate To Primary Individual 1

Hope he does

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:28 PM

4. didn't the RNC unanimously agree to forgo presidential primaries?

i seem to remember something like that coming up a few days ago

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:43 PM

6. No..I thought the same thing but they actually just all agreed to support the fake president...for

now. If you read their declaration it says nothing about forgoing primaries or even that they are supporting him for fake prez 2020. They just ratified that they support him now...in the moment

We all know that's a gonna change.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:31 PM

13. lol ok so it's business as usual then

and by business i mean ratfucking, lots of it

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:31 PM

5. I suspect he and Schultz have pretty similar views. Neither stands a chance, of course.

It's all about ego and fame for these assholes.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:00 PM

7. I've met Weld, and have family members who know him pretty well...he's actually a good guy...

...I'm all for him running. Disembowel Dolt45, Bill...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:13 PM

10. My friend there call him carrot top. I think that means he is a Ginger, or a light one. nt

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:15 PM

12. He was on a ticket with Gary Johnson, so I have a tough time thinking he's a "good guy."

Libertarians are pretty atrocious.

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:51 PM

15. I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but Weld is the only republican I have ever

voted for in my life. He was running against the odious John Silber for governor of MA as a socially liberal republican (Silber was a social conservative and a nasty piece of work). I wasn't proud of it, but I could not stand Silber (anti-choice) and Weld seemed like a reasonable choice at the time.

I really hope Weld challenges Trump. He's sane, decent and level-headed. I would think most reasonable republicans would jump at the chance to have him as the preferred candidate.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:13 PM

9. So now people are announcing that they might announce that they are running?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:14 PM

11. He's *alive*?!1 - well, *that*'s news!1

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:36 PM

14. Bill Weld is decent, smart guy.

He will give Dump hell the primaries and if he gets the nomination, he will make it a difficult race for the Democratic nominee. I believe he worked with Hillary Clinton during the Watergate investigations.

Do not underestimate Bill Weld.

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