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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 01:16 PM

Bill Weld: I'm in GOP primary to beat Trump, not just weaken him

Source: Politico




By CAITLIN OPRYSKO

04/17/2019 09:18 AM EDT

Bill Weld, the Republican former governor of Massachusetts who is mounting a primary challenge to President Donald Trump, insisted Wednesday he is running to win his party’s presidential nomination, not just weaken Trump.

Weld, who ran against Trump in 2016 as the vice presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party, outlined his strategy to take on the president in an interview on CNN’s “New Day.” The former Massachusetts governor said his candidacy would hinge in part on winning the first in the nation New Hampshire primary, then focusing on New England and the mid-Atlantic states before doing a swing through the West and the Rust Belt.

While he acknowledged winning in the South would be “tough,” he asserted that “the rest of the country is fair game” and argued that if he is able to beat expectations or even pull off an upset win in New Hampshire it could have “a domino effect on other primaries around the country — almost an electrical effect.”

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When “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota pointed out that history is not on Weld’s side for winning the nomination, he countered by pointing out that in the past five elections in which a sitting president faced a primary challenger, the incumbent president lost reelection, compared with winning reelection when they did not face a primary challenge.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/17/bill-weld-donald-trump-2020-election-1278950





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Reply Bill Weld: I'm in GOP primary to beat Trump, not just weaken him (Original post)
riversedge Apr 17 OP
inwiththenew Apr 17 #1
marble falls Apr 17 #9
asiliveandbreathe Apr 17 #2
riversedge Apr 17 #3
asiliveandbreathe Apr 17 #5
murielm99 Apr 17 #4
mahina Apr 17 #6
IndyOp Apr 17 #7
NYC Liberal Apr 17 #8

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 01:21 PM

1. This bid is DOA but hopefully he can annoy Trump

Before he drops out.

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Response to inwiththenew (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:32 PM

9. He annoys me already ...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 01:31 PM

2. IMHO - all challenges to the pos are welcome..;let their voices be heard before you try and torpedo

someone at least let them try to unseat this bastard...from what I have read, the rnc is not on Weld's side or any other candidate except the pos..now, that says a lot about the republican party - Weld, as a libertarian, okay, let him finish speaking...

Of course I want a strong Democratic candidate, I also want for a united party -

The enemy of my enemy is my friend..for now.....

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 01:50 PM

3. I wll retweet any of Weld's tweets to give him more visibility.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 01:58 PM

5. I thank you for all you do..I should have been more careful in my comment...the comment

"the bid is DOA" is what prompt me to respond...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 01:58 PM

4. This is fun.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 02:55 PM

6. At least somebody in the Republican Party has got some courage.

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Response to mahina (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:23 PM

7. +1

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:38 PM

8. RNC will never let it happen, you can put money on that.

They’ll change whatever rules they need to.

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