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2020 Republican candidate(s)

 
 
Brand X
 
Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 02:41 pm
So Bill Weld is official. I liked him in 2016 when he was running with nutty Gary Johnson. They would have gotten twice as far if Bill had been the front man IMO. He may not get far this time but I think he'll speak direct to Trump.

I'd have more respect for him if he was running as a Dem since the R's have bent the knee to Trump.

'"I want a direct shot at the man who, I think, wishes our country ill," Weld said on @MSNBC. "The best way to get a direct shot is to run against him in his own party."

https://www.axios.com/bill-weld-2020-presidential-election-factsheet-cd559718-9bf8-49e0-916a-e1e20c12be96.html
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Baldimo
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 03:18 pm
@Brand X,
He should have run again as a Libertarian, he would have a much better shot, he won't do anything against Trump but lose money.
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 03:30 pm
@Baldimo,
Agreed, this is tilting at windmills. Weld's brand of Northeastern Republicanism is all but dead. He represents the same demographic that Howard Schultz thinks is out there, but it's all but gone from US politics.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2019 06:08 am
@Baldimo,
Baldimo wrote:

He should have run again as a Libertarian, he would have a much better shot, he won't do anything against Trump but lose money.

Better shot? At winning the presidency? Or better shot at gaining the Libertarian nomination? He clearly didn't get the Libertarian nomination last round ... and won't get it this time. And yeah... even if he does get the nomination? He has even less a chance of becoming president at that point.

Not saying he has a snowball's chance of surviving a Tsar Bomba blast of getting the Republican nomination ... barring a Trump impeachment but... at least he can help to change the party platform come official primary season starts.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2019 06:10 am
@engineer,
engineer wrote:

Agreed, this is tilting at windmills.

It's certainly going to be ... somewhat more enjoyable to watch than if he ran for the Libertarian nomination.
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2019 06:17 am
@tsarstepan,
I think it's going to be like watching a train wreck in slow motion. I like Weld, I think he got shafted by Jesse Helms, but it's going to be a brutal comeuppance when he gets crushed in the first Republican primaries. I doubt he'll even make a good showing in New Hampshire which is pretty much his only hope in the early states. There are probably a few socially progressive, economically conservative Republicans out there still, but not enough to put a dent in the Trump machine.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2019 06:31 am
@engineer,
Well, I'm not a fan of my former Massachusetts governor. Never voted for him when I lived in the Bay State. And he has very little chance to change the party platform. It's nice to see him make an attempt to bring a social moderate appeal to the alleged social moderates in the party who both are allegedly socially moderate/progressive yet manage to fetishize, slavishly follow, and do nothing as Trump poisons their party to the core.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 3 Nov, 2019 02:33 am
Beto’s out, Harris seems mortally wounded, Biden’s sinking, and how much longer can the 5-1 percenters hang on?

The world is locked in massive anti-neoliberal protests. Bernie is considered the anti-neoliberal status quo candidate.

Interesting times.
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Brand X
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 01:24 pm
Mark Sanford suspends campaign.
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 04:54 pm
Oddly expecting another billionaire to swoop in and maybe somebody else trying to ride in Obama’s coattails.

Sheesh.

Oh. And the guy from Massachusetts.

All this to prevent the people-centric changes Bernie Sanders vows to make for us.
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