Jill Stein, a familiar face from the 2016 election debacle, has thrown her hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential election, adding even more chaos to the already crowded field of contenders. Many Republicans are pointing fingers at Stein for contributing to Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016, now she’s all set to be a pain in President Joe Biden’s behind. As if Biden doesn’t have enough on his plate already!
Since the 2024 election circus opened its doors, Democrats have been wringing their hands over the entrance of unlikely candidates like Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Green Party defector Cornel West, and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN). Phillips’s audacious bid for the presidency has stirred up quite the hornet’s nest among national Democrats, leaving them scratching their heads wondering if Phillips will be a help or a hindrance to Biden’s reelection prospects.
But hold on to your hats, folks, because a bipartisan challenge might be on the horizon for ol’ Joe. With a slew of Senate retirements, all eyes are on Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mitt Romney (R-UT), pondering their next move. Brace yourselves for the Draft Romney Manchin Committee, which just filed with the Federal Election Commission and could be making an announcement as early as next week. The Wall Street Journal reports the committee is gunning for the pair to run on a unity ticket backed by the infamous No Labels.
Speaking of No Labels, their recent third-party initiatives have been grinding the gears of Democrats everywhere. The organization has been making a splash as it scouts out centrist or third-party candidates to form a 2024 ticket, positioning itself as an alternative to the likes of Trump or Biden. Democrats are in a tizzy, fearing that these third-party shenanigans will only serve to give the GOP a boost and hand them the keys to the White House, especially if Trump is the chosen nominee.
As if that weren’t enough, No Labels has managed to secure spots on the ballots in several battleground states, including Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, and Nevada. This has got both Democrats and Republicans on edge, with accusations flying that No Labels is simply playing into the hands of the GOP. Some Democratic allies have even tried to calm the storm by pointing to history, which shows that third-party candidates usually don’t make much of a splash in general elections.
It looks like the 2024 election season is shaping up to be quite the rollercoaster ride, with backstabbing, power plays, and shady maneuvering coming from all sides. Get your popcorn ready, folks, ’cause this show is far from over!