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Joe Manchin blindsided Biden with an earth shattering election announcement


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With so many scandals plaguing the White House, Democrats could be looking for another Joe. And Biden is freaking out.

Because Joe Manchin blindsided him with an earth shattering election announcement.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., hinted to a potential third-party presidential campaign on Super Tuesday on March 5.

“Super Tuesday pretty much confirms whatever is going to happen, what we believe will happen, and we’ll see where we go from there,” Manchin told reporters Tuesday, the day of the New Hampshire primary.

“But people are looking for options, and we’re going to be looking at that, too. Whether it’s me or whoever it may be, I think there’s going to be options available if it goes down the way it’s going down.”

Manchin declared last year that he would not seek re-election to his Senate position, sparking rumors that he will run in the 2024 presidential election.

Manchin, a Democrat, launched “Americans Together,” a countrywide campaign aimed at rallying centrist voters away from the “extremes” of the left and right.

“We stand against extremism in politics. It has taken over our political system and taken away our voice,” the Americans Together campaign website states.

“As proud Americans, we agree on more than we disagree. We demand that our politicians put country before party to get things done. Enough is enough.”

Manchin also told reporters that he believes former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley should remain in the race, despite a growing chorus of Republican leaders calling on her to withdraw and rally the party around former President Donald Trump.

Over the weekend, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis halted his campaign and endorsed Donald Trump.

“I cannot believe the other ones bowled over the way they did. I just can’t believe it because it’s hard for me to fathom that. The country is divided. We don’t need to be divided anymore,” Manchin said Tuesday.

His return to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on January 12 to headline Politics and Eggs, a must-attend event for future and existing presidential candidates, fueled rumors that he may launch a run.

Many Democrats are concerned that Manchin, a moderate from West Virginia, may unwittingly hand over the White House to Trump if he runs.

However, Manchin dismisses such warnings, rejecting accusations from fellow Democrats that a third-party bid would harm President Biden’s chances of re-election in a likely rematch next year with Trump, who remains the dominant favorite for the Republican nomination.

“I would never be a spoiler for anybody, and I don’t agree with … the analysis that they’ve come up with,” Manchin told Fox News host Brett Baier on Special Report in November.

As for Biden, his approval rating has been abysmal.

During President Joe Biden’s third full year in office, spanning Jan. 20, 2023, to Jan. 19, 2024, an average of 39.8% of Americans approved of his job performance according to a recent Gallup analysis.

Among prior presidents in the Gallup polling era who were elected to their first term, only Jimmy Carter fared worse in his third year.

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