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Tom Rinaldo

(22,919 posts)
10. I trust her on this matter.
Sun Feb 18, 2024, 12:28 PM
Feb 2024

I don't think she is being driven by her on ego in making this decision. If she was, that could be dangerous since it could distort her judgement. In her case though I believe she is thinking strategically about how she can best use her voice to defeat Trump.

By running for President herself her voice will be elevated during the Presidential campaign and it will give her both a ready made platform and vehicle to promote and amplify her message that Trump is a danger to America. That is definitely for the good. Even if she is critical of Biden while running it is fine, since she always is very clear that Trump poses an existential threat to America while Biden does not. The people she can appeal to are not pro Biden, they are pro Democracy, and her message is that Trump will destroy Democracy.

At some point prior to November, if it appears from polling etc, that remaining in the race could hurt Biden, she could pull out and endorse Biden then instead . I actually believe her when she says that she will do everything she can to defeat Trump.

Liz Cheney May Run For President [View all] gab13by13 Feb 2024 OP
RFK isn't siphoning from Biden. onecaliberal Feb 2024 #1
There are anti vaxers on the left too Fiendish Thingy Feb 2024 #3
Sure, but they are very unlikely to be 'Biden voters'. Voltaire2 Feb 2024 #12
Ross Perot anamnua Feb 2024 #15
That isn't clear at all. Voltaire2 Feb 2024 #22
All it takes is a couple of thousand Biden votes switched out of millions in a swing state Fiendish Thingy Feb 2024 #17
It's shocking to see so many leftwingers lured to the far right by conspiracy theories Celerity Feb 2024 #6
I could see blue dog dems voting for her. I don't like this at all mucifer Feb 2024 #2
Just my opinion. bluestarone Feb 2024 #4
I think she'd pull way more disaffected Rs than Ds TwilightZone Feb 2024 #11
As a Blue Dog from a family of BDs, I say NOPE. Runningdawg Feb 2024 #21
I'm guessing she won't run Fiendish Thingy Feb 2024 #5
That's what I think too, gab13by13 Feb 2024 #7
I'm not convinced that most Never Trumpers would vote for Biden. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #13
Out of millions of votes in a swing state, all it would take is a couple of thousand Fiendish Thingy Feb 2024 #18
That's assuming they would have voted for Biden otherwise. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #20
2,000 votes out of 5-7 million is a rounding error Fiendish Thingy Feb 2024 #24
It depends on whether her main "base" are the same Republicans who voted Libertarian in 2016... JHB Feb 2024 #8
Can I offer a reality check? brooklynite Feb 2024 #9
reality check intelpug Feb 2024 #23
I trust her on this matter. Tom Rinaldo Feb 2024 #10
I believe Liz is anti-choice, and pro-religious school public funding, right? lindysalsagal Feb 2024 #14
Which means she would siphon off more Repub then Dem votes. anamnua Feb 2024 #16
Her goal is to keep stinky out of the White House Norbert Feb 2024 #19
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