The LGBT newspaper Bay Windows takesat Bill Weld:
I was flat-out wrong. Bill Weld’s campaign, run in large part by right-wing G.O.P. operative Rob Gray, was an amalgamation of back peddling, lame excuses for suspicious business dealings which did not pass “the smell test,” to use one of the governor’s more remembered quotes, and a platform of such outdated, unappealing and “we’ve heard all that before” pabulum that even Weld’s fellow moderate Republicans “” few and far between in New York as it is “” did not come close to embracing the candidate. His attention deficit disorder is rarely discussed, but it was so obviously the primary reason for his peripatetic and brief New York political career.
[…] The civil libertarian streak in Bill Weld seemed so completely solid and deeply spiritual that his abandonment of this so-Weldian belief in gay marriage may, ironically, have hurt the guv with conservatives themselves. Let’s face it, even your opponents respect you for sticking to your guns and ignore you when you turn out to be plastic.
I know we’ve already beat the Weld thing into the ground, but it bears noting that the LPNY took a huge gamble on someone who turned out to be a politician at heart. Which hurts worse than being screwed over by a run-of-the-mill Republican or Democrat just trying to get in bed with the Libertarian bloc.