Ever since Joe Biden entered the White House, he’s had one major thorn in his side. No, not Republicans, but a member of his own party. Sen. Joe Manchin from West Virginia has long opposed Biden’s radical, socialist agenda.
Manchin has voted against numerous left-wing bills in the Senate, saving the U.S. from disaster. But he caved on Biden’s inflation bill, which will raise taxes and increase Joe’s war on American fossil fuels.
Many have wondered why Manchin, who comes from a red state, sticks with the Democrat Party. But now, it looks like the senator is about to make a move that will really frustrate old Joe.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) could be preparing to launch a “third-party presidential bid” in 2024 for the White House based on some of his recent actions, according to Axios.
The outlet reported that Manchin, 75, told business leaders this week in Iowa — which is no longer the first state in the Democratic Party’s nomination process — that his politics are “fiscally responsible and socially compassionate.” […]
The report said that his remarks came as he has increasingly opposed elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda and said in a statement this week that he will oppose all of Biden’s EPA nominees due to their “radical climate agenda” and “their government overreach.” [Source: Daily Wire]
More evidence is piling up that Joe Manchin is going to run for president in 2024 as a third-party candidate. He is traveling to various states, in what looks like an attempt to build a voting base. He is frequently criticizing Joe Biden’s plans, distancing himself from the Democrats’ socialist agenda.
If he was simply trying to protect his job in the Senate, why isn’t he staying in West Virginia? These trips and his comments could be signs that he knows he can’t win re-election to the Senate. But, if he can draw enough support from moderate Democrats across the country, he can mount a campaign against Biden himself.
Should Manchin run as a third-party candidate, he’s sure to ruin Biden’s chances. Moderate Democrats, who hate Biden’s presidency but won’t vote for a Republican, would flock to Manchin’s side. He could take enough votes from Biden, that there would be no way Biden could win.
Meanwhile, conservatives and right-leaning voters would vote for the GOP candidate (which could very well be Donald Trump), securing a big Republican victory.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Author: Max Davis