Only Manchin’s Ego Is Calling For A Presidential Run;
Manchin Is An Opposition Researchers Dream

November 9, 2023 – The Lincoln Project releases the following statement on Senator Manchin’s retirement announcement: 

“It seems impossible, but Senator Manchin’s egotistical kamikaze run for President on the No Labels’ ticket would surpass his Senate legacy for self-serving political aggrandizement. 

“No third party has ever won the Presidency out of the gate; it would require No Labels to upend all historical precedence and inspire tens of millions of people from all walks of life to change their party. Has anyone who’s seen Joe Manchin sitting on his yacht in Navy Yard ever thought this guy was going to set the world on fire?

“No Labels pushes the lie that Joe Biden and Donald Trump are both extremists, a ludicrous equivalency with no basis in reality. No Labels is filled with Republican swamp creatures desperate to upend the 2024 election to reclaim lost relevance. 

“Despite claims they want to preserve democracy, all that the corrupt Manchin/No Labels ticket will do is re-elect Trump to a disastrous second term. Joe Manchin is an opposition researcher’s dream. If No Labels think they have a candidate who represents their supposed do-gooder image then they should think again. 

If he truly cares about democracy and wants to leave the nation better off than he left it, then Senator Manchin needs to reject No Labels’ absurd offers and support President Biden in his re-election.” 

The Lincoln Project is a leading pro-democracy organization in the United States — dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy.

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