Thursday, January 2, 2020

“Republicans are now officially the character doesn’t count party,” Stuart Stevens

 Most of what I see and hear about President Trump causes me to recoil in my body and soul. Perhaps he really is as sorry as I perceive him to be and/or perhaps he reflects sorry parts of me back to me. I wanted to vote for the Libertarian Party ticket, Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, in 2016, but felt a woman's touch was sorely needed in the White House. Hillary Clinton made my body and soul recoil, so I voted for the Green Party candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, who seemed genuine and wanting to help people and the planet. The Huffington-Post article below about a Washington Post op-ed was in my Apple News this morning.


GOP Strategist Reveals The Only Thing Republicans Now Stand For

“Republicans are now officially the character doesn’t count party,” wrote Stuart Stevens in a scathing op-ed for The Washington Post.
How about instead, the Republicans back Bill Weld in 2020?

Bill Weld

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Bill Weld
Bill Weld campaign portrait.jpg
68th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 3, 1991 – July 29, 1997
LieutenantPaul Cellucci
Preceded byMichael Dukakis
Succeeded byPaul Cellucci
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byStephen S. Trott
Succeeded byEdward Dennis
United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts
In office
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byEdward F. Harrington
Succeeded byFrank L. McNamara Jr.
Personal details
William Floyd Weld

July 31, 1945 (age 74)
Smithtown, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (before 2016, 2019–present)
Other political
Libertarian (2016–2019)
Susan Roosevelt
(m. 1975; div. 2002)

Leslie Marshall (m. 2003)
RelativesWeld family
EducationHarvard University (BAJD)
University College, Oxford

William Floyd Weld (born July 31, 1945) is an American attorney, businessman, author, and Republican politician who served as the 68th Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. Weld is currently running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America in 2020.
Harvard and Oxford graduate, Weld began his career as legal counsel to the United States House Committee on the Judiciary before becoming the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and later, the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division. He worked on a series of high-profile public corruption cases and later resigned in protest of an ethics scandal and associated investigations into Attorney General Edwin Meese.
Weld was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1990. In the 1994 election, he was reelected by the largest margin of victory in Massachusetts history. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate in Massachusetts, losing to Democratic incumbent John Kerry. Weld resigned as governor in 1997 to focus on his nomination by President Bill Clinton to serve as United States Ambassador to Mexico; due to opposition by socially conservative Senate Foreign Relations committee Chairman Jesse Helms, he was denied a hearing before the Foreign Relations committee and withdrew his nomination. After moving to New York in 2000, Weld sought the Republican nomination for Governor of New York in the 2006 election; when the Republican Party instead endorsed John Faso, Weld withdrew from the race.
Weld became involved in presidential politics in later years. In 2016, he left the Republican Party to become the Libertarian Party running mate of former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson. They received nearly 4.5 million votes, the highest amount for a Libertarian ticket, and the best for any third-party ticket since 1996.
Returning to the Republican Party, Weld announced in April 2019 that he would challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primaries. In October 2019, Weld launched his campaign.

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