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BumRushDaShow

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Fri Feb 16, 2024, 12:25 PM Feb 16

Joe Manchin will not run for president [View all]

Source: CNN Politics

Updated 12:06 PM EST, Fri February 16, 2024


CNN — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced Friday that he will not mount a 2024 campaign for president.

“I will not be seeking a third-party run. I will not be involved in a presidential run,” the retiring Democratic senator said in a speech at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

Manchin has been on a national listening tour as he weighed jumping in as a third-party presidential candidate, potentially on the No Labels ticket. He has criticized President Joe Biden for being too liberal but also said that he would refuse to be part of any effort that would help Donald Trump return to the White House.

Manchin had previously set a deadline of this spring to make a decision, but he is pulling the plug now to instead focus on a new group, Americans Together, which promotes moderate politics.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/16/politics/joe-manchin-president/index.html



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Updated 11:22 AM EST, Fri February 16, 2024


CNN -- West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin will announce Friday that he will not mount a 2024 campaign for president.

The retiring Democratic senator will lay out his decision in a speech at West Virginia University in Morgantown, according to spokesman Jon Kott.

Manchin has been on a national listening tour as he weighed jumping in as a third-party presidential candidate, potentially on the No Labels ticket. He has criticized President Joe Biden for being too liberal but also said that he would refuse to be part of any effort that would help Donald Trump return to the White House.

Manchin had previously set a deadline of this spring to make a decision, but he is pulling the plug now to instead focus on a new group, Americans Together, which promotes moderate politics.
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Hallelujah! 3catwoman3 Feb 16 #1
I guess he really *was* listening Fiendish Thingy Feb 16 #2
But his vote for Majority Leader and his support for Biden's Judges will be..... brooklynite Feb 16 #13
But his quashing of Democratic bills like the New Green Deal won't. CivicGrief Feb 16 #15
But now we'll get all of that plus no vote for Majority Leader and no support for Biden's judges Polybius Feb 16 #17
Maybe, but perhaps we'll have some dignity instead of kissing his GOP coddling ass. hadEnuf Feb 16 #35
I would rather win than "lose with dignity". Didn't that happen in 2016? LeftInTX Feb 16 #37
How about that? A smart choice, for once! nt CaliforniaPeggy Feb 16 #3
What a loss EYESORE 9001 Feb 16 #4
Now dweller Feb 16 #5
"...Americans Together, which promotes moderate politics." ret5hd Feb 16 #6
I interpret his decision as "I got a better deal being a lobbyist!" Midnight Writer Feb 16 #8
I also interpret it as BlueKota Feb 16 #31
Well of course not - who would vote for him? FakeNoose Feb 16 #7
Maybe he could roll up his sleeves and focus on helping WV 617Blue Feb 16 #9
He looked at the numbers and saw no chance to victory in his Senate race. nycbos Feb 16 #33
He's a coward. 617Blue Feb 16 #36
Will he run for dog catcher? LiberalFighter Feb 16 #10
Good!! TSExile Feb 16 #11
Some positive news, for a change. (nt) Paladin Feb 16 #12
And I will announce I am not going to be an astronaut Bayard Feb 16 #14
Hey, Joe Manchin? lonely bird Feb 16 #16
I'll also announce that I will not mount a 2024 campaign for president IronLionZion Feb 16 #18
Glad to hear this. Now he needs to announce his support for Biden for president. ificandream Feb 16 #19
Practically handing a gift-wrapped Senate seat to the GOPhers. lastlib Feb 16 #20
He had already announced last November that he wasn't going to run for re-election BumRushDaShow Feb 16 #21
Thank you for your efforts! lastlib Feb 16 #22
+infinity!!! BumRushDaShow Feb 16 #23
He held the Dems hostage more than not Hope22 Feb 16 #28
Agreed. lastlib Feb 16 #34
He should be commended for doing this. D23MIURG23 Feb 16 #24
Commended for not being an utter tool? Voltaire2 Feb 16 #26
good samsingh Feb 16 #25
'r' fk. JFK jr unraveled into the side of a cliff on Marthas Vineyard a long time ago. Voltaire2 Feb 16 #27
Manchin is mainstream but right-of-center on economics and business bucolic_frolic Feb 16 #29
What will he do for attention now? JoseBalow Feb 16 #30
Joe Manchin... nycbos Feb 16 #32
I'm taking it he got whatever it was he wanted prodigitalson Feb 17 #38
called it months ago in my social circles MistakenLamb Feb 17 #39
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