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Libertarian VP Nominee Weld Compares Election to 'Scary Movie'

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By    |   Thursday, 06 Oct 2016 07:21 AM

Slamming the major two-party system, Libertarian vice-presidential candidate Bill Weld said Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence were "both pretty good" in the  vice-presidential debate, but he could have offered another perspective, had he been included in the debate.

"I thought Pence was effective in demeanor and Sen. Kaine, who's a good guy, I know him a little bit personally from Virginia, he's a very good guy, but he was interrupting absolutely all the time. So he must've been coached to do that, but I thought it wore a little bit thin," Weld told WABC's Rita Cosby.

On the performance of both the vice-presidential nominees at the debate, Weld said he "might have given it to Pence on points."

"He was a little bit more smooth and polished," Weld noted.

Weld compared this year's elections to a "scary movie," saying, "Americans are frustrated. They think they're watching a scary movie and they can't change the channel, as my wife says."

"But they can change the channel, and it would be Gary Johnson and Bill Weld," the former Massachusetts governor said.

Emphasizing on the Libertarian point of view, he said, "We're probably the only ones who are pro-free trade and the only ones who are for restraint on military incursions," Weld said.

The Libertarians were neither included in the first presidential debate last month nor the only vice presidential debate Tuesday night due to their points in polls.

Weld's comment comes a day after the the former governor revealed his plans of focusing exclusively on blasting Donald Trump over the next five weeks, according to The Boston Globe.

"I think Mr. Trump's proposals in the foreign policy area, including nuclear proliferation, tariffs, and free trade, would be so hurtful, domestically and in the world, that he has my full attention," Weld said.

"I think the way to win, to run the table, is to peel off votes from Donald Trump," said Weld. "I have a hard time understanding why any Republican would vote for Donald Trump."

Keeping hopes alive of Gary Johnson, Weld also said he still wants the Libertarian presidential nominee to get into the second or third presidential debates. He cited state polls where they have 15 percent in 15 or 18 states, and over 20 percent in several other states.

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