WATCH: Fox Business’s Kennedy and Bill Weld Go At It Over His Record

by Kody Fairfield

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - AUGUST 6: Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson (R), and his running mate Bill Weld (L), talk to the press before a rally on August 6, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Johnson and Weld have spent the day campaigning in Salt Lake City, the home town of former republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

For many big L and little l libertarians, their Vice Presidential candidate, former Governor of Massachusetts Bill (William) Weld, is considered t0 be a bit lighter on liberty and freedom than they would like.

See, Weld has has some serious contentions from within his own party, such as his floundering support of libertarian activism in his past, an apparent mission to run only to stop Republican Donald Trump from winning, his lack of support from Ron Paul, and his newest problem, a profile from the Boston Globe which he has claimed is a false story.

It appears that due to the reasons listed above and more, Fox News’ TV personality and self-proclaimed libertarian Kennedy took Gov. Weld to task on her program Wednesday night, asking the matter of fact questions which nobody has been brave enough to bring up.

Kennedy: “There are actually far more nuanced principles that govern most ideological libertarians, and the way that you and Gov. Johnson have been patly describing yourselves, that doesn’t describe the people who helped you get to the point where you are at now, and I can’t help but think that you have used this foray into the pool of libertarianism as some sort of a platform to further your own agenda which has nothing to do with freedom and liberty.”

Weld: “Well we told the truth at the Libertarian Party convention. It is true that I have made no bones about the fact that I am running as myself, but when I was a Republican I ran as myself. I never ever bought into the movement, conservative social positions of the Republican Party, such as being anti-choice on abortion and setting their face against the marriage equality or civil rights even for gays and lesbians. I never pretended that I did, so I’ve always been myself. The one promise that Gary Johnson and I made to each other in embarking on this ticket is that we were always going to tell the truth, and we do play straight baseball.”

Is Bill Weld campaigning for Gary Johnson or against Trump?
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  • ioconnor
    October 6, 2016, 12:49 pm

    This Kennedy lady just goes on and on saying he does not represent the Libertarians. She says there are nuanced positions he does not embrace. She says he has deserted the principles of the Libertarian party. On and on she comes up with accusations about nebulous topics but never specifies what these items are. Weld should have turned the tables on her and said, “look, you have a lot of nebulous accusations but I can’t address them unless you want to tell me what they are. I’m glad you say you are a Libertarian Mrs Kennedy but I’m a bit concerned you would attack the Libertarian party so wildly and vocally with no specific questions.” This bat-shit crazy Kennedy needs help and is doing nobody any favors. I suppose she rightly assumed she could get away saying anything negative and because the media loves negativity towards the Libertarian party further her career.

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  • ioconnor
    October 6, 2016, 12:54 pm

    Furthermore, why the hell would Ron Paul endorse the Green Party rather than the Libertarian party. Isn’t this the same Ron Paul who was running for president and at the end gave up and told anybody who would listen to him to vote for some Republican? Ron Paul seems more like a traitor who should be actively chased down and forced to expose himself as the two sided POS he is.

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