Sen. Joe Manchin hails from West Virginia, one of the most conservative states in America. Which is why he has a big problem heading into his re-election bid in 2024. The Democrat sided with Joe Biden last Summer, helping him to pass his infamous spending bill.
Manchin needs to rekindle support from a largely conservative base. How can he do that? Fight with Republicans to hold back Biden’s toxic agenda? Maybe, maybe not. But during an interview, he floated another way he could spoil Joe’s agenda and perhaps win back some supporters.
From The Post Millennial:
Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin appeared on Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press and told host Chuck Todd “everything’s on the table” for his political future, including a possible run for president…
Manchin said he wasn’t saying “no” and the “bottom line” was “I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that when I make my decision I make it based on what’s best, what I think I can do, to support, and best for my country and my state.”
When asked if he was considering a 2024 presidential run, Sen. Manchin said “everything’s on the table.” He refused to deny the possibility of running for president, sending shockwaves through the D.C. swamp.
If Manchin ran for president, it could create serious problems for Democrats. Right now, Biden is barely holding onto his 2024 bid. Any false moves can open the doors to Democratic challengers. We already know of several Democrats who’d love to take down Biden and get the nomination.
Manchin could be a strong contender since he is a moderate Democrat. He could win both his party and swing voters–just enough to win an election. Or, and this is even better, Manchin can run as a moderate, third-party candidate and steal plenty of liberal voters away from Biden.
That would give the Republican candidate a huge advantage in the general election. The liberal vote would be split, opening the way for a Republican landslide. So, is that what Manchin has planned? He got the stiff by his party after he helped them pass Biden’s spending spree.
He might have a little revenge on his mind. For now, he’s staying quiet. But the fact he didn’t give an emphatic “no” means he might have something up his sleeve.
- Joe Manchin suggested he was open to a 2024 presidential run.
- He said all options were “on the table” as he considers his future.
- Manchin is a moderate Democrat who could steal votes from Biden.
Source: The Post Millennial