When former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (R) announced plans to primary President Trump most asked who?
Weld is a nobody, without a following, and his campaign sputtered from the gate. MSNBC will have him on now and again to try to give him a boost, but it has not worked.
He has raised only $700,000 this quarter. Justin Amash is another one hinting at running although he has zero chance and may lose his House seat in the primary in the process.
But none is a longer shot that the disgraced Mark Sanford. Who got caught lying on the national stage when his story about hiking the Appalachian Trail imploded.
He as cheating on his wife. She promptly divorced him.
From Post and Courier: Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina congressman ousted from office after President Donald Trump urged voters to reject him, is considering a run for president.
Sanford, in an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Post and Courier, confirmed he will take the next month to formulate whether he will mount a potential run against Trump as a way of pushing a national debate about America’s mounting debt, deficit and government spending.
He would run as a Republican.
“Sometimes in life you’ve got to say what you’ve got to say, whether there’s an audience or not for that message,” Sanford said. “I feel convicted.”
If he does get in the race, Sanford faces mammoth odds of getting any traction within the Republican Party.
State GOPs would have to agree to hold primaries or caucuses pitting their current White House occupant against an upstart.
So far, only former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has formally announced a challenge versus Trump.
Since leaving office in January, Sanford said he has been privately mulling whether to run for the nation’s highest office. He described the internal debate as a drumbeat that never went away.
“I’m a Republican. I think the Republican Party has lost its way on debt, spending and financial matters,” he said.
Sanford conceded he had been waiting to see if any other high-profile Republicans, such as former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, would primary the president.