Mitt Romney may vote Libertarian, as GOP criticism of Trump deepens Reply

There goes the libertarian neighborhood.

Now is the time for serious anti-state radicals to forget about “fiscal conservatism and social liberalism” and become full-blown anarchists.

By Nicky Woolf

The Guardian

‘I wish everybody in the Republican party had rejected Mr Trump and chosen someone else,’ Romney said Friday.
‘I wish everybody in the Republican party had rejected Mr Trump and chosen someone else,’ Romney said on Friday. Photograph: David Goldman/AP

The former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has said he will consider voting for the Libertarian party in the presidential election instead of Donald Trump, in a stark example of how far the GOP establishment is from accepting the billionaire leading its bid for the White House.

Romney, who lost to Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, even said the decision to vote against his party would be “very easy” if Bill Weld, another former Massachusetts governor who has fundraised for Romney, was at the top of the Libertarian ticket.

“If Bill Weld were at the top of the ticket, it would be very easy for me to vote for Bill Weld for president,” Romney told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday. The Libertarian nominee is currently former Republican governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, with Weld as his vice-presidential pick.

Romney, who is hosting his annual ideas retreat in Utah, where speaker of the house Paul Ryan and Republican national committee chair Reince Priebus are among the attendees, added he was going to try to “get to know Gary Johnson better and see if he’s someone who I could end up voting for. That’s something which I’ll evaluate over the coming weeks and months”.

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