Sabin wrote:Bill Weld officially announces he is challenging Trump for GOP nomination in 2020
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics ... index.html
That's a key.
We'll see how many Bill Weld Republicans there actually are out there.
I voted for the Gary Johnson/Bill Weld ticket in 2016, mostly as a protest vote but both were genuinely more likable than either of the two major ticket candidates. I don't see Weld alone making huge inroads against Trump for the nomination, but if former 2-term Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Tennessee Senator Bob Corker and current Maryland Governor Larry Hogan -- now in his second term -- all run, it could shake up Trump's re-election bid. Those are the three major party members who have expressed some interest or hinted at a 2020 run. It would be a signal that the party's future is not a foregone conclusion, though it might not completely stave off a Trump re-nomination. He would be forced to use resources to ward off those challenges, since they are not all lightweights (particularly Kasich).