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By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

Liberals often don't see the problems, and conservatives don't see the promise, of government.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

It's completely idiot proof." I told them they've got it all wrong. I want a machine that is "idiot friendly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

Opposing the free flow of goods or people is a bad idea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

[Donald Trump] doesn't deal well with criticism and blame and I don't think he could competently manage the office of the presidency given the criticism and challenge that you face every single day as the President of the United States.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for everything in politics that is anathema to me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

I think Hillary Clinton deserves to have people vouch for her other than members of the Democratic National Committee.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

Gary Johnson and I have a good platform of having been fiscally conservative and we`re socially inclusive. And that`s different from both the other parties. The voters have a right to see that choice to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal. That doesn`t describe either of the other parties.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

[James Comey] should have gone to the Public Integrity section and said 'What do you folks think.' It's a little bit of an odd situation because he's a former deputy attorney general as well as head of the FBI so he may have trouble keeping on only the investigator hat forgetting that he's a former deputy attorney general. So it's not a good thing, it's a distraction so I think we should just ignore it because there's nothing there so get on with the business of last week of the election.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

I think it would be a threat [Donald's Trump presidency] to the conduct of our foreign policy and our position in the world at large.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Weld

We're getting to the point where we're impinging on democratic institutions in this country and I think, you know, it takes a certain - not a suspension of disbelief - but willingness to go along with other people to get the ship of state going forward. I'm not sure that happens in a [Donald] Trump presidency, frankly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

Managing people's sex lives is something that I don't think is a good role for government.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

I think government has a major role to play in helping us with the pursuit of happiness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong, and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

I've been at some pains to say that I fear for the country if Mr.[DonALD] Trump should be elected. I think it's a candidacy without any parallel that I can recall.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

My slogan when I ran was that there is no such thing as government money, there is only taxpayer's money, and that cut pretty deep.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

I think in the real world that's probably correct. That would give federal matching funds. It would mean no more ballot access woes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Weld

We thought for the longest time we might have a chance to run the table because we're such nice guys and centrist party, etcetera, but not getting into the debates really sort of foreclosed that option.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

I would just say 2016 is a year when voters have to think for themselves and shouldn`t necessarily take it from the Rs and the Ds in Washington. But you have to vote for me because otherwise the other guy might win. That`s not really very substantive.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

People aren't stupid. I mean, people remember in 1990, the unemployment rate was 10 percent. Now it's 4 _ percent. We've got 1/4 million jobs that we've created.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Weld

There are several such issues where I have departed radically from the Republican orthodoxy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I talk with Gary [Johnson] every other day, we're on different coasts usually but we keep in touch and - yeah, no I do not agree with that release.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I mean that psychologically. I think [Donald Trump] showed in the debates when he encounters criticism or challenge he behaves the way a bully would. He just doesn't take it well.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Weld

We need a complete ban on soft money, which is sort of an enveloping problem, and a ceiling on the amount of money that can be spent on a given race.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

If we have major geographic areas within our continent that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity, we found that that is going to produce instability economic, political and social.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

Before my tenure, people didn't seem to think that citizens had a right to limit the size of their government.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I`m a member of Societies of Former World Leaders. And I`ve always been sort of in favor of constructive engagement around the world. And Gary Johnson has influenced me on criminal justice reform. I think I had some influence in discussions with him about the approach to international affairs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I suggest to you that increasing the size of America's economic pie - which can be achieved only if everybody has a seat at the table - is the most important challenge facing our country today.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

[Donald Trump] just would not be in his element and I think he would wobble off course and I think the country just can't have that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Weld

You know in fairness Gary [Johnson] and I have not agreed on a number of substantive issues in this campaign, tax policy, we've had some influence on each other, I think I've had some influence on him, on constructive engagement around the world, he's had some influence on me in criminal justice reform issues.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

I think Gary Johnson is just in the wrong place trying to be President of the United States. And that`s not a secret. I do not view those other two candidates, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton the same way. I think very highly of Mrs. Clinton. I think she is very well qualified.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Weld

There's no Walter Cronkite to give you the final word each evening.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

Natural resources are so vast that no single individual or business is going to protect them; they don't have an incentive to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security, earning as little as $32,000 a year.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

Government can contribute to a shared sense of purpose on the part of the citizenry; that's its highest and best application.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

I think transportation and corrections are not the first two areas that I would go looking for massive change.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

[James] Comey's got a good background but there's nothing there, so far as it appears. Nothing there. So he wrote the letter to the eight Republican committee members copied to the Democrats saying 'you know some emails have turned up, we've looked at a lot of emails now it turns out there are even more emails - we don't know what's there, so there's absolutely no evidence whatsoever that could be of interest to anyone until we conduct our multi-week, multi-month investigation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I have a lot to say about Mrs. [Hillary] Clinton that has not been said by others recently and that I think needs to be said. I mean I've known her for 40 years. I worked with her, I know her well professionally. I know her well personally. I know her to be a person of high moral character. A reliable person and an honest person, however Mr. [Donald] Trump may rant and rave to the contrary. So I'm happy to say that. People can make their own choices.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I believe in the platform of the Libertarian party, which is different from that of the other two parties and I believe that it would be good for the country if the Libertarians were - had a seat at the table to speak truth to power of the other two parties, which now have this monopoly in Washington. Having said that, I'm not taking back anything I said about the massive difference between the two establishment party candidates.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I`m an old duck hunter. I like to go hunting where the ducks are. We`re looking for votes. I think maybe poaching some of those soft Donald Trump Republican votes would be the place to go.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

The courts are truly the least dangerous of the three branches of our government.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

The best preparation for work is not thinking about work, talking about work, or studying for work: it is work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I don't understand the Democrats' approach to Social Security in this country, and I'm not alone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

Donald Trump behaving like a wild man. I mean, I just can`t imagine that people want a human tornado sitting in the oval office.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

It's healthy for government to be a kind of moral catalyst, using the bully pulpit of high office.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Weld

Much is forgiven anyone who relieves the desperate boredom of the working press.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Weld

We are making our case that we're fiscally responsible and socially inclusive and welcoming. And we think we've got on the merits the best ticket of the three parties, if you will, and so, you know, we'd like to get there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Weld

I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs.