MASSACHUSETTS’ 68TH GOVERNOR, Bill Weld, might be the only state executive in a century who dreams in ancient languages and can effortlessly connect lessons from 5th-century B.C. Greek historians with modern K-12 education policy. In paraphrasing Thucydides’ masterpiece, History of the Peloponnesian War, Weld described why he, Tom Birmingham, and Mark Roosevelt — architects of the(...)
Bill Weld, the Libertarian candidate for vice president, showed he’s still got it during a CNN town hall Wednesday night. The former Massachusetts governor was clear, concise, and controversial. He called Republican Donald Trump a “huckster” and suggested Hillary Clinton was a pal. “Real bond. Life long. No kidding,” he said. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian(...)
Ex-gov and current VP candidate casts off famous ‘busting rocks’ line
WHEN HE RAN for governor in Massachusetts 26 years ago, Republican Bill Weld cut a more moderate profile on many social issues than his Democratic opponent, John Silber – a key factor, many believe, in his victory in liberal-leaning Massachusetts. When it came to criminal justice issues, however, there was nothing tempered about the former(...)
William Weld made libertarianism sound like a political middle ground between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during an interview Tuesday night with CommonWealth magazine. The former Massachusetts governor, who is running for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket with former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, said his focus will(...)
It’s an apt metaphor that the Libertarian Party is holding its convention next weekend in Orlando, Florida, the home of Disneyworld, because anyone who thinks the nominees for president and vice president have a snowball’s chance in the Bahamas of winning or even impacting the race is definitely living in a fantasy world. And that’s(...)
What’s their rationale for another Big Dig?
FORMER GOVERNORS Mike Dukakis and Bill Weld are heading up to Beacon Hill next week to put a rail link between North and South stations on Gov. Charlie Baker’s radar. Dukakis cooked up the Democrat-Republican collaboration, reaching out to Weld, who serves with him on the board of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance. Weld, of(...)