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First Republicans want to compete against Schulhofrüpel Trump

William "Bill" Weld is the first. The first Republican that wants to try the President in 2020 to make the re-election dispute. There are now a number of Democrats who want to prevent with all the power that Donald Trump gets a second term. But so far had found no Republican who tried similar to this – also in the eyes of some Conservative – the worst US President of all times to get rid of.

On Friday announced Weld in Bedford, New Hampshire, to establish a so-called exploratory Committee, a precursor to an actual candidacy. The Committee has the task of figuring out whether Weld gets enough donor and enough money to get through the Republican primaries. He creates, he wants to make his candidacy official.

Weld had a couple of fairly clear messages. He hope that the Republican party reclaiming the values that Abraham Lincoln has once given. It'll make him angry, as a lot of energy in the society for the divisive culture of the President of the Trump plan. He called Trump a "Schulhofrüpel", unstable, and driven to serve themselves and not the country. Weld: "We can't sit passively while our democracy is slipping quietly into the darkness."

bad luck with the authorities

Weld, 73 years old, is today more of a geek in US-American politics. But after all, he was from 1991 to 1997, the Governor of the state of Massachusetts. As a lawyer, he had made a steep career. To the U.S. attorney for the district of Massachusetts. And from there to the justice Department in Washington, where he served for seven years in the highest positions. He had learned that nothing was more important than the rule of law. Of everything else.

Otherwise, but he has had bad luck when competing for other elective offices. In 1996, he wanted to be a Senator for his state. He lost against John Kelly, the later US foreign Minister. In 1997, he resigned as Governor after he was the democratic President Bill Clinton had nominated as Ambassador to Mexico. However, the nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

He moved to the state of New York and tried to be there in 2005, Governor. His candidacy failed in the primaries. In 2008, he support the presidential candidacy of Democrat Barack Obama. And the presidential election in 2016, he stepped next to the libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson as his "running mate" for the Post of Vice-President.

The task has made to the Weld, is not easy. In nationwide polls, Trump currently has with the worst Approval ratings of all presidents of recent US history. Under Republicans, but he is extremely popular. Serious institutions come to just under 90 per cent support among his party friends. If the value falls below 75%, you could Weld the President is dangerous.

small victories can make Trump look weak

But maybe not enough Weld, leaving Trump an unopposed candidacy. With a little luck, warning him success in the primaries in New Hampshire and other States be able to start at the beginning of 2020. Such victories could make Trump look weak.

A tactical model could be Patrick Buchanan, a former ultra-trechter under the Republicans. He joined in 1992 against incumbent President George H. W. Bush. Buchanan lost the primary. But he took a whopping 32 percent of the vote. Bush has not recovered from this much too narrow victory and later lost the presidential election after only one term in office.

however, It would be a Sensation if it manages to Weld in the primaries. But even if not, it is a sign of intra-party protest against Trump. Maybe not a big one. But all the same.

Perhaps he will not be alone with the task to offer Trump the forehead. It is speculated that the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, and the former Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, Trump in the primaries could ask for. All three have one thing in common: they supported Trump never.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 16.02.2019, 19:24 PM

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