by Kody Fairfield
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.”