For John, BLUF: If Gov Weld a stalking horse for Gov Charlie Baker? Nothing to see here; just move along.
From he New Hampshire Journal, by Commentator Michael Graham, 14 February 2019.
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If you’re a 2020 GOP primary voter who’s been holding out for a pro-abortion, pro-amnesty liberal who endorsed Barack Obama, praised Hillary Clinton and compared Donald Trump to the Nazis — Bill Weld’s your man!I guess former Mass Governor Bill Weld is a Republican, if you compare him to some of the
And if you’re Donald Trump, concerned that a primary challenge could cripple your re-election bid the same way it did for George H. W. Bush or Jimmy Carter, former Governor Weld really is your man.
He’s the ideal candidate for Trump to run against.
Weld, the Libertarian Party nominee for vice president in 2016, will be speaking at the Politics and Eggs breakfast in Bedford, NH Friday morning, where it is expected he will make a major announcement related to a possible primary challenge to President Trump. “We’re going to make news,” Weld told Jim Brett, head of the New England Council which, along with the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, co-hosts the event.
Political observers are less than optimistic about Weld’s chances. “Bill Weld makes Don Quixote look like a pillar of sanity and prudence,” Real Clear Politics president and co-founder Tom Bevan told NHJournal.
It is going to be a very interesting contest.
Regards — Cliff