A Massachusetts-based, pro-family activist doubts a former Republican governor will pose a threat to President Donald Trump next year.
Claiming the country is "in grave peril" and he cannot watch from the sidelines, William Weld announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee to challenge Trump in next year's GOP primaries.
Weld, 73, is the first Republican to officially announce he is exploring a run against Trump.
"A fiscal conservative who has long supported gay rights and abortion rights," reported The New York Times, "Mr. Weld could have some appeal to moderate Republicans who feel alienated from their party as it continues to swing far to the right."
Brian Camenker, president of Mass Resistance, says that Weld's views are "antithetical" to the Republican base and he finds it hard to imagine the former governor can "resonate" with those GOP voters.
"I can't imagine him winning any primary at all, even in some of the mushy states. He's like to the left of [John] Kasich," Camenker tells OneNewsNow.
Gov. Kasich is toying with the idea of challenging Trump, too.
Weld was the Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate in 2016 but just last month switched party affiliation, going back to the GOP.