THEIR VIEW: Weld changes the 2020 dynamic

Published on Monday, 22 April 2019 19:19
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Former Gov. William Weld has announced that he will run for the Republican nomination for president against Donald Trump in the 2020 primaries.

Weld, a fierce critic of President Trump is very much a longshot at this point, but his entrance into the race could completely change the dynamic of the contest. Weld would bring a level of fun and vibrancy to the race, and his wit and disciplined approach to the issues would allow for lively, robust debates with President Trump.

The experience would benefit Trump by compelling him to explain his platform, defend his first-term record and outline a clear vision for the future rather than twitter-bomb the Democratic field from a distance.

The task will be daunting for Weld but the results might provide a service to the former governor, to Trump and to the voting public.

-The Boston Herald

Posted in New Britain Herald, Editorials on Monday, 22 April 2019 19:19. Updated: Monday, 22 April 2019 19:21.