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Sun Jul 31, 2022, 11:05 AM Jul 2022

Manchin refuses to say whether he wants Democrats to win elections. "That's playing politics." [View all]


"You seem to suggest this week that you might not support Joe Biden," ABC host Jonathan Karl noted, "if he's the Democratic nominee for 2024. What's the bottom line? If Biden is nominated by your party, will you support him? Will you vote for a Republican?"

"Everybody is worried about elections," Manchin complained. "That's the problem. It's the 2022 election, the 2024 election. I'm not getting involved. I'm not getting involved in that, Jon."

"Whoever is my president, that's my president," he added. "And Joe Biden is my president right now."


"Do you want the Democrats to keep control?" host Chuck Todd asked, referring to congressional majorities.

"Whatever the voters choose," Manchin replied. "I've always taken the approach, whomever you send me, that's your representative and I respect them. ... I don't play the politics that way."
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yep,,, KarenS Jul 2022 #1
Fuck our Media. pwb Jul 2022 #2
It seems like a friendly, simple to answer question to me muriel_volestrangler Jul 2022 #12
He gave the answer he needed to give to be reelected in WV. femmedem Jul 2022 #3
I agree with you. OnDoutside Jul 2022 #5
If you mean "he's still a waste of space like Susan Collins", then OK muriel_volestrangler Jul 2022 #11
That sounds like you're attacking a Democrat? OnDoutside Jul 2022 #31
It's a Democrat who won't publicly support other Democrats, even when given a chance muriel_volestrangler Jul 2022 #32
Thanks! n/t femmedem Jul 2022 #18
He gave a ridiculous answer, because he's a Democrat muriel_volestrangler Jul 2022 #9
👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 onecaliberal Jul 2022 #14
I find it ironic that I'm being attacked for supporting a Democrat here on DU femmedem Jul 2022 #19
It's about the highest bidder. onecaliberal Jul 2022 #20
He's a coal baron who lives on a yacht. Boomerproud Jul 2022 #21
In his case, the best way to support a Democratic majority is to refrain from saying so. femmedem Jul 2022 #16
If he came out swinging like Fetterman West Virginians would get on board. SMC22307 Jul 2022 #13
I suspect Fetterman or someone like him would do well in WV! femmedem Jul 2022 #22
Plus the Maserati and the yacht. SMC22307 Aug 2022 #37
Saying I'd like my party to win qazplm135 Jul 2022 #23
That's a good question for Manchin. Wasn't he interviewed recently... SMC22307 Aug 2022 #38
I'll take that as a great big fat "NO" as the answer to the question .OBVIOUSLY. n/t msfiddlestix Jul 2022 #4
He wins either way Bettie Jul 2022 #6
This. So much of this. nt Phoenix61 Jul 2022 #17
He plays politics himself. He is not "real" in anyway. LakeArenal Jul 2022 #7
Make him irrelevant in November. Sneederbunk Jul 2022 #8
Joe Manchin is a Fine American Statesman Fiendish Thingy Jul 2022 #10
He's about money. Beginning, middle, end. onecaliberal Jul 2022 #15
funny thing is if he were a member of DU qazplm135 Jul 2022 #24
DU certainly has a censorship-problem. DetlefK Jul 2022 #29
You aren't really defending Gabbard are you? qazplm135 Jul 2022 #30
A Democrat is a Democrat. DetlefK Aug 2022 #34
yeah she isn't really qazplm135 Aug 2022 #35
It's a private site. Elessar Zappa Jul 2022 #33
no rules qazplm135 Aug 2022 #36
I ask very little of Joe Manchin. Actually two things... Tom Rinaldo Jul 2022 #25
You might expect the Democratic Manchin to be more supportive than the Independent Angus King muriel_volestrangler Jul 2022 #28
Uh, isn't he a politician? purr-rat beauty Jul 2022 #26
Interesting headline framing here in a recent WAPO story Mad_Machine76 Jul 2022 #27
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