The architect of former President George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns mentioned Tuesday he isn’t optimistic about Invoice Weld’s possibilities within the presidential election towards his social gathering mate, Donald Trump.
“It is exhausting to see how even when he was in a position to get a lightweight, even in New Hampshire, that he may take it anyplace from there,” Karl Rove mentioned on “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”
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Weld, the previous governor of Massachusetts, was interviewed by Neil Cavuto earlier Tuesday about his intent to compete towards President Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. Weld mentioned he hoped to emulate the late Sen. John McCain’s scrappy presidential campaigns and succeed, as McCain did, in New Hampshire.
“John McCain made that work right here twice. Not as soon as however twice. He was the underdog each occasions,” Weld advised Cavuto.
Weld has been a vocal critic of Trump and believes he may do a greater job than the sitting president. “I can reduce spending. I’ve the political will to do it,” Weld mentioned.
Rove mentioned that Weld may very well be “efficient” in New Hampshire, however he additionally talked in regards to the robust path forward.
“Properly look, he is in all probability proper that as the previous governor of Massachusetts, albeit some variety of years in the past … he may very well be efficient in New Hampshire as a result of he is the next-door neighbor. However that is solely the beginning place,” Rove mentioned.
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“And it is exhausting to see the place he will get traction after that.”
Rove added, “Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, these are going to be … the primary 4 contests, after which about half of the delegates to the Republican Nationwide Conference are going to be chosen within the first month of the … primaries subsequent 12 months.”