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Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:44 AM

Thank you Bill Weld

He's on CNN, and completely defends Hillary on this latest Comey scandal.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:45 AM

1. Now withdraw from the Libertarian ticket and endorse HRC

if you really want to help.

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Response to book_worm (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:46 AM

4. Libertarian ticket is splitting votes from both Trump and Hillary.

I don't think they are a problem at this moment.

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Response to book_worm (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:47 AM

5. What he said there was more important that any endorsement. Outstanding. Never criticised Hillary

once during the entire interview, just piled into Trump.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:45 AM

2. Refreshing

And I believe more effective than any Democratic operative I've heard all weekend.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:46 AM

3. He really should bail on the ticket and openly endorse HRC.

 

He won't, because he has some integrity and probably promised not too, but you can tell he wants to. I don't agree with him on many issues, but he is a man of integrity.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:47 AM

6. He's already kind of endorsed her.

He is on record in saying Hillary is the most qualified and if you vote for someone from a major party, don't vote for Trump.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:49 AM

7. yeah. Kinda sorta...

 

But what kind of statement would it make to renounce the ticket and openly endorse her? Pretty powerful, IMO.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:51 AM

9. I can see his point. He knows Johnson can't win but he promised to be his VP.

Dumping Jonhson that close to the election wouldn't be nice. And not sure it would even accomplish much, as Johnson is splitting votes from both Trump and Hillary.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:51 AM

10. He doesn't need to if he does interviews like that, and if he did, he'd drop down to being a

Hillary surrogate rather than a VP nominee.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 09:03 AM

14. EXACTLY. And, he'd get much less TV coverage,

if any. And, while he's in the race, libertarians and many undecideds will listen to what he has to say.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 09:28 AM

17. +1

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:56 AM

11. I wonder who he is going to vote for.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:49 AM

8. It was a GREAt interview

His quoting Monty Phython about Trump was great. He gently urged Republicans to vote for his ticket instead of Trump.

The coverage on CNN I've been watching so far is pretty fair - the graphic is "Comey Under Fire" and they are taking that angle.

Next up a story about Trump not giving away any money.

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Response to theglammistress (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 09:08 AM

16. LOVE the bit about Trump seating himself on the podium

of a dinner for a charity he gave NOTHING to, displacing the donor the seat was for. Trump just surprised everyone when he showed up. Apparently he's pulled this trick a number of times to get himself portrayed as a philanthropist by the media.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:56 AM

12. Thank you, Bill Weld & OD

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 08:58 AM

13. Weld is an old-school New England Conservative

I may disagree with him about many things, but I can usually respect him. I am really gald he wasn't the GOP nom tbh.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 09:05 AM

15. Weld is the kind of guy a lot of MA Democrats would vote for

He's the type of Republican that during his tenure was the proper application of the break on progress; it didn't stop it but it slowed it so that things didn't go too crazy. It was a proper balance.

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