Posted at Dearn for VP:
Now that the vote is completed, I wish to explain myself.
I learned that the poll companies (and perhaps CPD) stated that they wouldn’t include libertarians without Weld. They’ve agreed to include us if he’s the pick. No Weld, and we get shut out again.
I learned this over the lunch recess while I was preparing for my speech. It was a really good one too.
The GJ campaign didn’t ask me to quit or tell me that. I got that message directly from someone outside the party.
We can’t fight for Liberty with our hands tied behind our backs. So I asked Weld to swear to me that he wouldn’t screw us. And he did. He seemed sincere. I said real libertarians need a seat at the table and I got his, Gary’s and Ron’s word that we would not be shut out and that our principles would be protected.
I did it so that we can have ballot access and make gains for all down line libertarians.
It was force by non-libertarians but I took it so we can stop force and oppression going forward.
It was awful. I’m not bullish on Weld and I was honest about that. But we need to advance for the sake of liberty and the sake of our country.