MANCHESTER, N.H. — Four presidential candidates took the stage in Manchester on Sunday to talk about how they would reach across the aisle.
Middlebury saw its first visit from a 2020 presidential candidate on Oct. 16. William Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts running against President Donald Trump in the Republican primary, spoke to a crowd of around 40 students in Dana Auditorium in a talk hosted by the Middlebury College Republicans.
The three contenders challenging President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020 — former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, and former Illinois US Rep. Joe Walsh — shared a stage at the 2019 Politicon in the last weekend of October. There was a lot of talk of Donald Trump. The conversation opened talking about impeachment, the word “traitor” was thrown around, followed by conversations about economic issues and foreign policy.
Bill Weld is now the most prominent Republican candidate in favor of amending the Constitution in order to slow the torrent of big money in American politics.
Bill Weld was the first Republican to officially announce he would challenge Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. Weld knows that his bid faces long odds. Roughly nine out of ten likely Republican voters approve of the job Trump is doing. So why is Weld running? He has said that “the presidency is an office I’ve had my eye on for 20 years, so there’s no time like the present.” But his deeper reason is to spoil Trump’s re-election chances.