Former Massachusetts Governor and current Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Bill Weld has a new political mission and surprisingly, it has nothing to do with helping Gary Johnson win the presidency.
Weld simply doesn’t want Trump to win, so he plans to focus on attacking him.
The Boston Globe reports:
VP hopeful Weld is more interested in attacking Trump
The Libertarian vice presidential candidate, William F. Weld, said Tuesday that he plans to focus exclusively on blasting Donald Trump over the next five weeks, a strategic pivot aimed at denying Trump the White House and giving himself a key role in helping to rebuild the GOP.
Weld’s comments in a Globe interview mark a major shift in his mission since he pledged at the Libertarian convention in May that he would remain a Libertarian for life and would do all he could to help elect his running mate, Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico.
But things have changed. Johnson has committed several high-profile gaffes in recent weeks that revealed apparent weak spots in his foreign-policy knowledge. Meanwhile, Trump had seemed to be surging back into contention after he fell well behind in the polls in early August.
While Weld insisted he still supports Johnson, he said he is now interested primarily in blocking Trump from winning the presidency and then potentially working with longtime Republican leaders such as Mitt Romney and Haley Barbour to create a new path for the party after the election.
Weld recently appeared on MSNBC and said he doesn’t think there’s anyone more qualified to be president than Hillary Clinton.
As you watch the video below, notice how Chuck Todd is obviously trying to get Weld to admit that the Libertarian ticket could be a spoiler for Hillary and to agree that would be terrible.
Allahpundit of Hot Air summed this up perfectly:
What a curious strategy for a third-party candidate who knows full well that his ticket is drawing more from Clinton’s voters, especially young left-leaning voters, than from Trump’s. That being so, logic dictates that you should maximize your vote share by attacking her, not him. Calling Trump a unique evil who must be stopped could backfire by convincing millennials who are leaning towards Johnson to reconsider and vote for Clinton inste—
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