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Is Machin angling for a Presidential run? Would you support him if he won the nomination? (Original Post) fescuerescue Oct 2021 OP
He's not angling for a Pres run. Ffs. Budi Oct 2021 #1
THIS 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 LenaBaby61 Oct 2021 #17
Dems hate him. There's no way he'd ever win the nomination. lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #38
He knows better. And Pres ain't his type of gig. Budi Oct 2021 #45
I CAN'T POST MY OPINION. i guess you all know that would be a big XX from me Trueblue1968 Oct 2021 #49
Angling for a presidential run by angering Dems? (n/t) Hav Oct 2021 #2
No. He enjoys the power he has JohnSJ Oct 2021 #3
the republican nomination? nt msongs Oct 2021 #4
As a Republican? LoisB Oct 2021 #5
Well I would assume as a Dem fescuerescue Oct 2021 #36
No, as much as most Democrats hate him, he would not be crazy enough to suit the Republicans. totodeinhere Oct 2021 #46
I would fight like hell for anyone but him in the Primaries TDale313 Oct 2021 #6
No he is angling for more corporate campaign dollars. He is more valuable as a Democrat texasfiddler Oct 2021 #7
If the election were held tomorrow and he was a candidate, Haggard Celine Oct 2021 #8
The only thing Manchin is angling for is to keep the large pile of cash from his big coal Vinca Oct 2021 #9
That's it. He's setting himself up for retirement. Haggard Celine Oct 2021 #11
Yup - and seriously we should pay coal/gas/Manchin to build wind/solar in WV. lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #40
I'd say we can all relax and not worry about this. Gidney N Cloyd Oct 2021 #10
Very unlikely. I'm sure he knows very well that he wouldn't have Ocelot II Oct 2021 #12
Manchin will never be anything more than Senator from W. Virginia. Caliman73 Oct 2021 #13
No and no FBaggins Oct 2021 #14
Manchin is not a serious presidential candidate gohuskies Oct 2021 #15
Disagree and hell no mahina Oct 2021 #16
No offence, but I think that question is bogus. totodeinhere Oct 2021 #18
Yeah, he's doing everything he can think of to alienate Democrats. lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #41
No. elleng Oct 2021 #19
He hasn't got the backing. Historic NY Oct 2021 #20
Would he be running as a Democrat or a GOPer? leftstreet Oct 2021 #21
He'll do about as well as "JoeMo" Lieberman! madinmaryland Oct 2021 #22
He's 74 years old. BlueCheeseAgain Oct 2021 #23
Considering the ages of three of the contenders in the last presidential race, including the winner DFW Oct 2021 #25
Neither Machin, nor his evil twin, Manchin, will be running for President DFW Oct 2021 #24
He is simply drunk on his own power and corruption Walleye Oct 2021 #26
I don't see how he could possibly get the Democratic nomination. Crunchy Frog Oct 2021 #27
No and HELL NO budkin Oct 2021 #28
As a democrat he is damaged goods and stopped global warming legislation Under The Radar Oct 2021 #29
If he won the nomination, sure. ColinC Oct 2021 #30
He won't survive a primary election. Aristus Oct 2021 #31
No. Voltaire2 Oct 2021 #32
If the Democratic Party ever nominated him . . . markpkessinger Oct 2021 #33
Never kacekwl Oct 2021 #34
HAHAHAHAHA WUT? CrackityJones75 Oct 2021 #35
Of course not. Why would he even think of doing that? MineralMan Oct 2021 #37
Ugh... Wounded Bear Oct 2021 #39
NO chance scarytomcat Oct 2021 #42
Fuck no! ..................... nt Hotler Oct 2021 #43
No, he is not. themaguffin Oct 2021 #44
Hell no. roamer65 Oct 2021 #47
Ain't happening.. denbot Oct 2021 #48
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema vs. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins Polybius Oct 2021 #50
I would pick him over any repuke Skittles Oct 2021 #51
Zero chance that fucker will run. dalton99a Oct 2021 #52
There is no possibility of Manchin ever being nominated. nt Roisin Ni Fiachra Oct 2021 #53

totodeinhere

(13,057 posts)
46. No, as much as most Democrats hate him, he would not be crazy enough to suit the Republicans.
Fri Oct 22, 2021, 11:33 PM
Oct 2021

And he voted to remove Trump twice. In truth, he could not win the nomination of either party.

TDale313

(7,820 posts)
6. I would fight like hell for anyone but him in the Primaries
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:21 PM
Oct 2021

If it’s him v any Republican in the general, I’d hold my nose and vote for him, but I don’t think he has enough support among Dems to get the nomination

texasfiddler

(1,989 posts)
7. No he is angling for more corporate campaign dollars. He is more valuable as a Democrat
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:22 PM
Oct 2021

He has to show performative defiance against those who oppose corporate and business greed and interests.

Haggard Celine

(16,838 posts)
8. If the election were held tomorrow and he was a candidate,
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:23 PM
Oct 2021

he wouldn't even carry his home state. So no, he's not running for another office. I don't think he will even run for Senator again.

Vinca

(50,237 posts)
9. The only thing Manchin is angling for is to keep the large pile of cash from his big coal
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:24 PM
Oct 2021

investments growing bigger and bigger and bigger. It's a shame West Virginia isn't covered in solar panels instead of nasty coal mines. Manchin would be all in then if he could bring in the odd million or so a year from it.

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
40. Yup - and seriously we should pay coal/gas/Manchin to build wind/solar in WV.
Fri Oct 22, 2021, 10:10 AM
Oct 2021

We could buy him and them off, get them out of the damned way, and do some good!

Ocelot II

(115,623 posts)
12. Very unlikely. I'm sure he knows very well that he wouldn't have
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:25 PM
Oct 2021

a snowball's chance in Hell of even getting the nomination, and anyhow he has a lot more power as a single senator who can torpedo the entire party if they don't kiss his ass.

Caliman73

(11,726 posts)
13. Manchin will never be anything more than Senator from W. Virginia.
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:26 PM
Oct 2021

If he is looking to run as a Democrat for the Presidency, I can with 99% certainty, say that it will never happen. He will not win against any halfway moderate Democrat. If he is thinking of switching parties and running as a Republican, there are much crazier candidates in that party and that seems to be what the GOP is looking for.

He is angling to keep the coal business that pays him half a million a year and the other companies that pay his campaign coffers the money he needs to stay Senator of WV, alive and well.

gohuskies

(1,155 posts)
15. Manchin is not a serious presidential candidate
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:28 PM
Oct 2021

His stubborn obstruction to right the ship is putting the nation at risk along with Sinema, they are handing control of the political agenda to the rethuglicants who clearly choose dictatorship over real governance. Manchin is for special interests and not for the majority of Americans. I will not support any run for President by Manchin. He is showing where his loyalties really reside.

totodeinhere

(13,057 posts)
18. No offence, but I think that question is bogus.
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:32 PM
Oct 2021

Manchin would never win the Democratic nomination in a million years.

DFW

(54,302 posts)
25. Considering the ages of three of the contenders in the last presidential race, including the winner
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:42 PM
Oct 2021

I wouldn't use being 74 years old as a disqualifying factor any more.

DFW

(54,302 posts)
24. Neither Machin, nor his evil twin, Manchin, will be running for President
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:41 PM
Oct 2021

So no one has to worry about supporting him for anything other than the position he holds now.

Crunchy Frog

(26,578 posts)
27. I don't see how he could possibly get the Democratic nomination.
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 06:20 PM
Oct 2021

I don't believe he's delusional enough to try.

Under The Radar

(3,401 posts)
29. As a democrat he is damaged goods and stopped global warming legislation
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 06:27 PM
Oct 2021

As a MAGAt he voted for impeachment, as an independent he can’t raise enough money for $1billion race and Mitch McConnell wants to crush him. He has a lot of work to do to shore up relationships either way.

Aristus

(66,300 posts)
31. He won't survive a primary election.
Thu Oct 21, 2021, 06:30 PM
Oct 2021

Repukes want a candidate who's not afraid of the Republican moniker, and Democrats want a real Democrat. West Virginia ranks at the bottom of so many lists in this country; I'm sure 'ability to influence a national election' is probably one of them.

MineralMan

(146,263 posts)
37. Of course not. Why would he even think of doing that?
Fri Oct 22, 2021, 10:01 AM
Oct 2021

Surely he knows that the Presidency is completely out of his reach. Plus, it's MANCHIN, not MACHIN. Geez!

Polybius

(15,340 posts)
50. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema vs. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins
Sat Oct 23, 2021, 01:00 AM
Oct 2021

Who would be more angry, Democrats or Republicans?

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