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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:09 PM

Bill Weld officially announces he is challenging Trump for GOP nomination in 2020

Source: CNN

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced Monday he is officially entering the race for president, becoming the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 race.

"Ours is a nation built on courage, resilience, and independence. In these times of great political strife, when both major parties are entrenched in their 'win at all cost' battles, the voices of the American people are being ignored and our nation is suffering," Weld, who had previously formed an exploratory committee, said in a statement.

"It is time for patriotic men and women across our great nation to stand and plant a flag. It is time to return to the principles of Lincoln -- equality, dignity, and opportunity for all. There is no greater cause on earth than to preserve what truly makes America great. I am ready to lead that fight."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics/bill-weld-2020-trump/index.html

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Reply Bill Weld officially announces he is challenging Trump for GOP nomination in 2020 (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 15 OP
leftieNanner Apr 15 #1
TheCowsCameHome Apr 15 #2
voteearlyvoteoften Apr 15 #3
marylandblue Apr 15 #6
leftieNanner Apr 15 #23
former9thward Apr 16 #38
customerserviceguy Apr 15 #29
BigmanPigman Apr 15 #4
greymattermom Apr 15 #5
BigmanPigman Apr 15 #7
TexasBushwhacker Apr 15 #21
riversedge Apr 15 #8
rpannier Apr 15 #30
Lochloosa Apr 15 #9
marylandblue Apr 15 #12
Baclava Apr 15 #10
Fritz Walter Apr 15 #11
hibbing Apr 15 #13
diva77 Apr 16 #36
Aristus Apr 16 #39
pangaia Apr 15 #14
dhill926 Apr 15 #19
ancianita Apr 16 #32
Doreen Apr 15 #15
monmouth4 Apr 15 #16
wysi Apr 15 #18
janterry Apr 15 #25
smirkymonkey Apr 16 #37
alittlelark Apr 15 #17
ancianita Apr 16 #33
Evolve Dammit Apr 15 #20
thesquanderer Apr 15 #22
roamer65 Apr 15 #24
Polybius Apr 15 #31
hatrack Apr 15 #26
sarabelle Apr 15 #27
sfwriter Apr 15 #28
marble falls Apr 16 #34
DeminPennswoods Apr 16 #35

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:12 PM

1. Watch your back Mr Weld

Magats aren't going to like this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:13 PM

2. Good. Good. Good.

Anything to cause anxiety to this blob of orange goo.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:16 PM

3. I think Trump will like it as it gives him more attention nt

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:25 PM

6. He won't like it, he did everything he could to prevent it.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:18 PM

23. I believe that there were several states' Republican parties

who tried to preempt any primary challenge to The Orange One by cancelling the primaries.

We'll see how that goes.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:09 PM

38. No one cancelled any primaries.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:00 PM

29. True, but

he will take great delight in bashing Weld as a wimp, if Trump ever does agree to any debate. Red meat for the base, who does not like Weld at all.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:20 PM

4. I wonder if this will lead to others

doing the same thing.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:23 PM

5. How about Mitt?

I'd love to see that battle.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:26 PM

7. That's what I was thinking.

Wouldn't that be fun to watch.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:08 PM

21. He wants it SO bad

And Ann thinks she was born to be FLOTUS. At least she graduated from college and keeps her clothes on.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:27 PM

8. I think Mitt would probably make the

Repug race at least somewhat interesting..

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Response to riversedge (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:50 PM

30. Mitt is probably the closest to an A-Lister that would run against il douche

Weld ran as the Veep nominee for the Libertarian Party and endorsed Clinton when the election got close
I think he (Weld) is be a non-starter against douche for republikkkans
Rmoney can raise a lot of funds. Not sure how much of a fighter he is

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:27 PM

9. Hell, I would send him money


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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:35 PM

12. Probably not. They won't want to split the opposition.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:28 PM

10. How much is trumpster paying him to run? Nobody pays attention to a one horse race

Mitt Jr? lol

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:31 PM

11. Let's see his tax returns

After all, itís April 15: Tax Day.

Put up or shut up, Mr. Weld!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:37 PM

13. Golf Clap

He's not nearly batshit crazy enough to appeal to the voters in that putrid party.

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:09 PM

36. "Golf Clap"

good one - I might have to steal that!

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Response to diva77 (Reply #36)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:35 PM

39. Here's where it came from:

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:48 PM

14. "... when both major parties are entrenched in their 'win at all cost' battles, ..."

OFFS give me a break





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Response to pangaia (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:03 PM

19. exactly...I hate this shit...

one party is actively trying to save the goddamn country. the other is hellbent on destroying it...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:45 AM

32. Politics to them, nothing personal, they give him his script, schedule and slap him into the ring.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:12 PM

15. Well, that is good another Republican stepped up to the plate.

I have a question however, what Republicans would be not so bad to run? I mean yes, they are Republicans but there must be some that would be less painful if "god forbid" they won. Just asking.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:18 PM

16. My Dem friends in MA say he's a good guy, they liked him when they worked for him. n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:40 PM

18. He's the only republican I ever voted for...

MA governor in 1990. His Democratic opponent was the president of my alma mater (Boston University), and was a very bad candidate at a time when we needed good leadership.

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Response to wysi (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:40 PM

25. Yup, + 1000

n/t

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Response to wysi (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:22 PM

37. Same here.

I am actually glad he's jumping in to the ring. It will give Trump another enemy to focus on besides Democratic politicians and I think Weld, running as a republican, can cause some real damage to Trump. The more reasonable republicans will listen to him, even if they ignore everything we say. I don't see how it could hurt. Any challenge to Trump at this point is going to cause more turmoil within the party.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:38 PM

17. I hope he stays away from small planes......

.......

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:46 AM

33. Good point.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:05 PM

20. Great news. Others? "Low Energy" Jeb, "Lyin' Ted", "Horse face Carly", "Little Marco"??

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:10 PM

22. If Trump were smart, he'd refuse any debate. But...

...I bet he doesn't, because he can't resist the cameras, the allure of hours of prime TV presence.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:01 PM

24. Weld will win primaries in NY and New England.

Also he will win the CA primary.

Weld is a smart cookie and is gonna play Dump like a fiddle.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:21 PM

31. Not a chance

NY, Cali, and New England Republicans may be fewer in number, but the ones they have are just as conservative as elsewhere. Weld isn't even viewed as a moderate. He's considered a liberal Republican. He's the 1% of the Republican voters.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:52 PM

26. Oh, look! "Both sides" bullshit right in the opening paragraph . . .

OTOH, if he can make Orange Julius Caesar spend money and piss him off, it's not all bad.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:53 PM

27. The media is practically ignoring him. They have to help trump all they can. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:55 PM

28. Bill Weld, this is your moment.

Millions from both parties will flock to your banner. Trump is weak at the center... yesss Bill Weld, feel the power flow through you.

YOU DON'T EVEN NEED A PRIMARY.

Announce you presidential candidacy now. Go independent if need be, but hang in there through the election.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:21 AM

34. Coincidentally enough, I want him in the WH about as much as I want Trump or the plague in the WH.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:44 PM

35. I happened to catch a clip of Weld and the first thing

I heard was Weld saying he agreed with the Trump tax cut. More palatable messanger, but same message.

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