Maryland's Republican governor told CBS News the president may be vulnerable in the general election against the eventual Democratic nominee
Matt WelchHogan’s also smack-talking Weld:
"I don't know how seriously most people are taking his candidacy, quite frankly. I mean, he's been out of politics for quite a while….He's switched parties back and forth a couple times. And not sure he's the right guy.
The Maryland governor, weighing a White House bid, said he expects to visit New Hampshire in the next few months.
Matt Welch“At this point in time, I don’t see any path to winning a Republican primary against this president, or anybody doing it. But things have a way of changing….I don’t know what the lay of the land is going to look like this summer, or in the fall.”
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld stopped by Franklin Pierce University on Thursday to enjoy a slice of pizza and talk about a potential presidential run with students.The Republican politician, who most recently served as Libertarian...
Matt WelchProvocative quote:
“I occasionally think that the president wouldn’t mind if the United States resembled [Russia and North Korea] more than it does now. Of course, he would be at the top in his hypothetical.”
Former Massachusetts governor is first major politico to potentially challenge Trump’s re-election
Matt WelchHere’s a fun fact!
“Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sole federal contribution on record went to Weld. Mueller wrote Weld two checks totalling $450 during Massachusetts’ 1996 U.S. Senate race....”
A new report predicts Medicare spending will rise faster than private health care spending.
Matt Welch"This week, Medicare's actuaries released a new report projecting that over the next decade, national health spending will grow 0.8 percent faster than the economy each year, eventually reaching $5.96 trillion."
The possible presidential contender has come a long way since his tough-on-crime speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention, but he's still emphasizing
Matt WelchIf indeed the past is another planet, take a trip with me to the Pluto of @GovBillWeld's 1992 RNC speech (and how he's come back down to earth since then, while still running on his U.S. Attorney record)
Matt WelchLet’s do a short thread on the current state of play in the #NeverTrump primary. First, a link to my piece today on @GovBillWeld
Matt WelchThis has been your sporadic Booby Prize update. Don’t forget to drink heavily! /end
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld discusses his plans to run for president in 2020. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Matt WelchBloomberg TV:
“In a way I’ve been apprenticing for this job a long time….I think I could start Monday…There are 20 primaries where unenrolled or independent voters can vote in the primaries, so that’s an opening.”
This is a rush transcript of "This Week" on Feb. 17. The headliners are Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Jim Jordan, Xavier Becerra and Bill Weld.
Matt WelchOn ABC's This Week:
“[I]t is part of my thinking to make sure he doesn't repeat. We don't have six more years of the antics, frankly…that we have seen the last two years. I think that would be bad for the country, and I don't care who knows it”