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Manchin for President?
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:44:08 PM »
This is from a newsletter published by a moderate W.Va. Republican, Bill Phillips:
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Manchin For President?

POLITICO's Huddle reports this morning that U. S. Senator Joe Manchin has not ruled out running for President.   The story by Scott Wong is below.

By Scott Wong (swong@politico.com or @scottwongDC)

IF HILLARY PASSES, MANCHIN FOR PRESIDENT? - Sen. Joe Manchin says a 2016 presidential run is "low on the totem pole," but he's not exactly ruling it out.

The West Virginia Democrat, a frequent critic of President Obama and perhaps the most conservative Democrat in the upper chamber, has already endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016. But if the former secretary of State takes a pass, expect to hear more about the former Mountain State governor - especially with former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, another possible '16 hopeful from a red state, making some off-color remarks about gays and prostitutes.

Some Twitter accounts have popped up in the past week with the handles @NH4JoeManchin and @Iowa4JoeManchin - though he hasn't made trips to those early primary states. @DraftJoeManchin recently tweeted: "We think that Joe Manchin is the most gifted leader and the most unifying leader we could elect as our next President."

"It's very flattering. The bottom line is people are searching for somebody who's willing to fix things rather than talk about them," Manchin told your Huddle host on Tuesday. "It's something I haven't given an awful lot of thought about. I've been working hard trying to get [the Senate] to work. It's a shame. It really is a shame. It's a great country, and we have a lot of good people here, but somehow politics has trumped policy.

Told that Manchin's politics would probably be too conservative to win his party's nomination, he replied: "My politics are about as middle of the road and American as you can get. I keep saying I'm fiscally responsible and socially compassionate, and I think most Americans are."

A more likely scenario is that Manchin -- frustrated with Senate gridlock -- will run for the governor's mansion again in 2016. But is a presidential bid completely off the table? "I would think it's low on the totem pole," he said.

Those who've worked closely with Manchin say he's a talented politician who is beloved in his home state, even if he's far from a household name on a national level.

"I don't speak for Sen. Manchin, but if Secretary Clinton decides not to run the field will be as wide open as the Grand Canyon," said Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, who served as Manchin's first chief of staff in his Senate office. "At that point, with his retail politicking skills, Manchin could make a real run against more mortal and less seasoned politicians.

"If she runs," Kofinis added, "it's almost impossible to see the realistic path how anyone on the Dem side beats her in a primary."
We officially have passed into Bizarro World. Manchin is a dolt.
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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 12:54:56 PM »
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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 12:57:44 PM »
He's too white, too male.

Today's Americans see that as evil x 2.

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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 01:09:04 PM »
My fear for centrist dems, is they would become beholden to their partisan contributors, like government employee interests. And Carter ran as a centrist, but governed as an incompetent liberal.

Joe Manchin would surely destroy Cruz, if they met on the 2016 Potus ballot, as would virtually any democrat.
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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 03:06:59 PM »
Joe Manchin would surely destroy Cruz, if they met on the 2016 Potus ballot, as would virtually any democrat.
Manchin is corrupt, a drunk and has kissed Obama's ring (his "moderate" protestations notwithstanding), and he isn't fooling anyone. I don't know why you brought up Cruz, as he wasn't mentioned in the article, but I'm not as sanguine Mojo could beat him.
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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2014, 03:18:52 PM »
He's too white, too male.

Today's Americans Democrats see that as evil x 2.
Fixed.

Although it probably won't be long before the two will become one and the same.
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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 03:25:58 PM »
Manchin is corrupt, a drunk and has kissed Obama's ring (his "moderate" protestations notwithstanding), and he isn't fooling anyone. I don't know why you brought up Cruz, as he wasn't mentioned in the article, but I'm not as sanguine Mojo could beat him.
You are the WV expert, so I accept you have strong feelings about him.

I think the point of the article was a centrist democrat, so I merely opined that I see that as a political strategy, unlike if a candidate like Cruz (seen as extreme right) were the opponent.

See 1964, Johnson landslide over Goldwater.

What is the basis for calling Manchin a "drunk?"
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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2014, 03:31:51 PM »
There is a mad scramble out there in Dhimmie land to find a successor to Obama.  He seems to be backing Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren as his preferred candidate over the Hildebeest. 

Hillary went screaming down in flames on her book tour, with a number of major gaffes, and a firm idea about how much heat she is in for over Benghazi.  She has the support of the old Arkansas Mafia, but they are a shadow of their former selves, and very worried about how much responsibility for Obama's failed foreign policies are the direct responsibility of the Hildebeest.  She is nowhere near as popular as she was during the 2008 Primary, and I do not believe that Obama's large African-American base will support her, specifically for racial reasons.

Joe Manchin might be a good Democrat candidate at some point, but that would mean he would have to run against most of what Obama has done, and that means the Democrat Party and all of their splinter groups would drop him like a bad habit.  Any suggestion of him running as a Republican is simply ridiculous.

The far left has not gone away, but they will not see another candidate like Obama again in their miserable lifetimes.  The left has had its best shot and are about to be left high and dry again, while guys like Manchin will be left to kick the bloody guts out of the middle of the floor and assess what is left, post-Obama.


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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2014, 03:38:23 PM »
What is the basis for calling Manchin a "drunk?"
Reports I've gotten from people in Charleston who were around him a lot during his gubernatorial years.
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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014, 03:53:16 PM »
Reports I've gotten from people in Charleston who were around him a lot during his gubernatorial years.

Alcohol and Presidential candidates are no strangers....and of course we have a Choomer in the Oval Office now.....




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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2014, 08:38:55 PM »
Alcohol and Presidential candidates are no strangers....and of course we have a Choomer in the Oval Office now.....

But many Americans are more accepting of the homosexual lifestyle these days.
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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2014, 09:53:25 PM »
If he makes a run, he may get some mileage out of something like this:


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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 08:56:38 AM »
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Re: Manchin for President?
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2014, 09:40:23 PM »
[[ Manchin for President? ]]

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Re: Manchin for President?
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