The fight for the soul of the Grand Old Party is heating up. In the past week, two men have stepped forward, fighting for the hearts and minds of wavering republicans. One is Arizona Senator John McCain, who is battling brain cancer and, according to The New York Times, recently told the White House he does not want Trump at his funeral. In his new book out later this month, “The Restless Wave,” Sen. McCain writes, "this is my last term ... I can vote my conscience without worry."
The other is former two-term Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, who was once a republican and ran for vice president in 2016 as a libertarian. Weld told the Libertarian outlet "Reason" that he's been endorsing candidates, fundraising and looking to recruit new libertarian candidates along the way. But is there any room for a new color in our strictly red and blue political world?
Jim Braude was joined by Virginia Buckingham, former Massport CEO and chief of staff for Governors Bill Weld and Paul Cellucci, and Steve Kerrigan, former CEO of the Democratic National Convention and president of Obama's Inaugural Committee.