Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is apparently considering leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an Independent before the 2024 election. This revelation comes as no surprise given Manchin’s past concerns about the extreme ideologies of both parties. He wants to have an independent voice and speak honestly about the damaging effects of the Democrat and Republican parties on our nation. It’s not clear which caucus Manchin would join, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he followed in the footsteps of fellow moderate Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, who became an Independent last year.
Manchin has faced criticism from his own party in the past, especially after he opposed the Build Back Better Act. The mistreatment from Democrats has not gone unnoticed, as Manchin continues to consider his political future. The White House hasn’t exactly been helpful either, with their angry statements and lies about Manchin. However, it’s worth noting that Manchin did make a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, despite criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.
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As for Manchin’s future plans, he has stated that he won’t make a decision until the end of the year. A potential presidential run is also on the table, with Manchin discussing the possibility with Democratic strategist David Axelrod. While Axelrod believes Manchin has little chance of winning re-election in West Virginia, a spokesperson for Manchin maintains that he could still win, citing previous polling failures.
Nevertheless, Manchin faces a tough reelection battle, particularly in a red state like West Virginia. Popular Republican Governor Jim Justice is running in the primary, along with Congressman Alex Mooney, who seems determined to challenge Manchin. The polls currently favor Justice over Manchin, making it a potentially difficult path to victory for the senator. However, Manchin remains confident in his ability to win any race he enters, despite the odds stacked against him.
In conclusion, Senator Manchin’s potential departure from the Democratic Party and his consideration of running as an Independent or even for President in 2024 highlights the division and dissatisfaction within our political system. As a moderate, Manchin faces criticism from both sides of the aisle, but his willingness to think independently and speak honestly about the problems within his own party is commendable. Regardless of his decision, Manchin is determined to do what is best for West Virginia and the American people.