Bill Weld is the VP candidate to Gary Johnson, who is running for president for the Libertarian Party.
So Weld, a former Republican governor of Massachusetts and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, has apparently had enough, and has decided to shift his focus on getting Johnson elected, and will work to prevent Donald Trump from winning in November.
This shift basically means he is leaving the libertarian ticket, to help Hillary Clinton get elected.
While Weld disagrees with Clinton on fiscal and military issues, last week on MSNBC he said he’s “not sure anybody is more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States.”
Regarding Trump, Weld said, “I think Mr. Trump’s proposals in the foreign policy area, including nuclear proliferation, tariffs, and free trade, would be so hurtful, domestically and in the world, that he has my full attention.”
Weld’s new plan calls for him to focus his fire on Trump in a handful of red states — as well as in at least one swing state, New Hampshire — where the Libertarians are running strong. Nationally, the ticket is drawing about 7% support.
Polls show that Johnson and Weld — who were initially thought to appeal mostly to anti-Trump Republicans — may be doing more damage to Clinton by siphoning away young voters.
Weld said that after blocking a Trump presidency, he’d like to work with Republicans like Mitt Romney and Haley Barbour to rebuild the GOP, saying, “Maybe somebody is going to come up with a new playbook, and I don’t know who it’s going to be, but it would be fun to participate.”
What do you think? Will think help Hillary? Will this hurt Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party?
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