Guy You Didn't Know Was Running Against Trump Drops Out
We won't have Bill Weld to kick around anymore. Until next time.
The Weld 2020 campaign site features an old photo and raw video of his campaign announcement. It’s early July and the latest update on the site is from the beginning of May. That’s incompetence as usual in the hopeless campaign by the former Massachusetts governor which is being run by his stepson.
Even starting out, Weld had announced that he didn’t expect to win Republican votes in the Republican primaries for the Republican presidential nomination.
"Among the really dug-in Republicans, he's got a 98% rating," he rambled on CNN. "There are 20 states where independents are permitted to vote in the Republican primary. I'm going to be concentrating on those states."
Also Weld didn't bother doing things like meeting deadlines and filling out the paperwork to be on the ballot.
Neither Walsh nor Weld will be running in Kentucky, where candidates can qualify simply by paying $1,000, filling out a statement of candidacy form, and proving that they’re on the ballot in 20 other states. Walsh failed to get on the ballot in Louisiana, where it costs just $1,125. Weld won’t be running in Oklahoma, where a presidential aspirant only needs to cut a $5,000 check.
Now, shockingly, Weld is dropping out.
Bill Weld ended his quixotic primary campaign against President Donald Trump on Wednesday after winning only a single delegate in the 2020 contest.
Announcing the end of his campaign, Weld thanked his "tens of thousands of supporters and donors."
"I am intensely grateful to all the patriotic women and men who have stood with me and supported me during the past eleven months in our effort to bring better government to Washington, D.C.," Weld said.
Tens of thousands?
His campaign appears to have raised $1.8 million from about 1,100 donors. What did they get for their money? Nothing. This was arguably an even worse investment, per capita, than Bloomberg's campaign.