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Bill Weld looking to ‘plant a flag’
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Posted By: skughesme, 2/21/2020 4:19:50 PM

A former governor of Massachusetts is offering himself as a Republican alternative to President Donald Trump. No, it’s not Mitt Romney. Bill Weld has no illusions about winning the GOP nomination but says he’s running because it’s time for somebody to stand up and plant a flag. “The flag is decency. The flag is integrity. It’s not an issue. It’s not free trade,” he told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards Friday during a campaign stop in Utah. Weld was scheduled to tour the Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center and visit Utah Valley University. Weld sees Utah among the top three states (behind Vermont, ahead of Massachusetts) where he

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jar 2/21/2020 4:24:07 PM (No. 325594)
Didn't Weld pull this same antic in 2016? Just a Never Trumper spoilsport.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 2/21/2020 4:27:52 PM (No. 325595)
When's the bar open, Billy?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/21/2020 4:38:12 PM (No. 325598)
Weld is left holding the bag after the impeachment campaign failed to drop PDT's poll numbers into challengable figures. Had they done so, Mitt would have jumped into the race...and because they did not Weld, who was fronting the organization, was left alone. He's making the best of nothing. Mitt will be back after the GOP convention as a "moderate" third-party entry to "save" the Republican party and broaden its appeal in the face of "socialism". The basic mission is to siphon enough "moderate Republican" votes from PDT to toss the close states to the Dem nominee. Let's not forget, only 70,000 votes were the difference between PDT and President Hillary Clinton.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/21/2020 4:46:36 PM (No. 325605)
Third-party run maybe? I can see it now: Weld Romney 2020. The Dream Team of Doom for their egos and psychotic Trump Derangement. Let your freak flag fly!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: F15 Gork 2/21/2020 4:52:30 PM (No. 325607)
Gonna go out on a limb here billy boy, but I suspect you will look a little silly with that flag sticking out of your tail pipe..
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Reply 6 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 2/21/2020 5:03:35 PM (No. 325615)
Weld and Romney belong to the puzzy wing of the RINO party all worried about decency and decorum. All that decency and decorum got the Bushes squat but the democrats were happy to play along.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: tom7 2/21/2020 5:04:08 PM (No. 325616)
I'll bet that Crazy Bill Weld has been provided with plenty of suggestions where he can plant that flag.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: HotRod 2/21/2020 5:13:07 PM (No. 325626)
Weld must be a little short on pocket money. I wonder how many suckers would contribute money to me, if I jumped into the race?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/21/2020 5:23:54 PM (No. 325632)
weld is a dud.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: qr4j 2/21/2020 5:27:50 PM (No. 325635)
Weld can plant his flag where the sun don't shine as far as I am concerned!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: hammondb3 2/21/2020 5:30:41 PM (No. 325637)
10, And perhaps Mayor Pete could lend a hand and give some guidance...
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Reply 12 - Posted by: rinohunter 2/21/2020 5:31:20 PM (No. 325640)
What is this guy smoking? Bill! Put the crack pipe down and step away from the cameras.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 2/21/2020 5:34:31 PM (No. 325643)
I like Bill Weld who once said, "the best welfare program is a good job." He is a great guy, but Bill... the only reason you still have some prestige and dignity left is that nobody knows either who you are or that you are even running. As pointed out elsewhere, the best place for you to run is 21 or the Harvard Club for a nice soothing martini.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: XCenturion 2/21/2020 5:43:15 PM (No. 325648)
Just what we need another loser politician from Massachusetts!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: SALady 2/21/2020 5:45:13 PM (No. 325653)
If he gets 10% in all three of these states combined, he will claim a "moral victory". And then take his hard-earned spot as a token "conservative" over on CNN or MSNBC...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Omen55 2/21/2020 5:56:16 PM (No. 325664)
Go away little girl.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney 2/21/2020 5:58:40 PM (No. 325666)
Meaning Weld is broke, desperate for attention, and campaign funds are better than standing at an intersection with a sign.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: George R. 2/21/2020 6:05:51 PM (No. 325675)
Some guys will do ANYTHING for a drink! Bill say the serenity prayer and go to a meeting for gosh sakes!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Venturer 2/21/2020 6:22:42 PM (No. 325683)
He can take his flag and shove it.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: lisa belanger 2/21/2020 6:27:07 PM (No. 325686)
weld is a drunk
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Troutgreen 2/21/2020 6:31:36 PM (No. 325690)
What his close advisers actually told him was that he was about to do a face plant if he challenged Trump
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Reply 22 - Posted by: pinger 2/21/2020 6:47:34 PM (No. 325700)
He can plant a flag if he likes but POTUS will replant it in a place that won't be pretty...
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 2/21/2020 7:07:42 PM (No. 325714)
What a fool.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 2/21/2020 7:21:31 PM (No. 325726)
If I recall, the last former Massachusetts governor didn’t do to well against a very beatable opponent. Climb in the ring Never Trumper. Prepare to get Trumped!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Folsomguy 2/21/2020 7:25:07 PM (No. 325732)
What this guy spouts is the exact reason we voted for PDT. It's time we fought back and he's doing a great job.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 2/21/2020 7:59:58 PM (No. 325747)
Ok Bill plant it where the sun don't shine how's that work for ya?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: padiva 2/21/2020 9:12:21 PM (No. 325776)
Do you remember when Weld was the gov of MA? Yeah, he resigned to gov job with the hope that BJC would appoint him to be an ambassador to someplace. BJC never appointed him to anything. Weld certainly made a fool of himself.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: CharlyG 2/21/2020 9:26:50 PM (No. 325779)
Why is it so hard to understand the concept of "the new sheriff in town"? Or better yet, "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven"...
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Tennman 2/21/2020 10:32:28 PM (No. 325797)
The only thing bill's going to plant is his face.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: PChristopher 2/21/2020 11:06:47 PM (No. 325808)
What did you say your name was?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: 49 Ford 2/22/2020 12:04:15 AM (No. 325825)
"Socially welcoming". A new euphemism for those who hate Christians and love abortion.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: texaspast 2/22/2020 1:13:28 AM (No. 325837)
Bill Weld? Hadn't heard that name in a long time. Is he still alive?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Trigger2 2/22/2020 1:39:32 AM (No. 325846)
This idiot from perverted and criminal MA has the nerve to talk about decency? Why wasn't he as concerned about Weissman and Mueller jailing people for mafia crimes their golden mafia snitch actually did?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: anniebc 2/22/2020 8:19:20 AM (No. 326076)
Keep your offer; we don't need you. Next.
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