DOVER, N.H. — Bill Weld jokes about not kissing the back of a child’s head because he doesn’t want to be accused, like Joe Biden, of making people uncomfortable. He tells voters they wouldn’t know how obese Americans truly are until they go to county fairs, where “those overalls are working overtime.” And he believes his opponent’s policies are trending in the direction of Adolf Hitler. For now, Weld is the most prominent Republican in revolt, mounting a primary challenge to President Donald Trump. But in places like New Hampshire, where there’s a healthy contingent of Republicans uneasy with Trump, Weld is still a hard sell. As he’s toured the state in recent months, the 73-year-old’s eccentricities have left Republicans and independents who are cold on the president scratching their head. “(I’m) still looking for my white knight,” said Fergus Cullen, a former state Republican Party chairman who opposes Trump. To say Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts, faces an uphill battle would be a dramatic understatement. The long odds are why other Republicans who have criticized Trump, including Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, haven’t jumped at overtures to challenge a president who remains popular… Read full this story
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