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LetMyPeopleVote

(147,434 posts)
Thu Apr 4, 2024, 02:55 PM Apr 4

No Labels ends 2024 presidential efforts

The group's co-founder said that it was not able to identify "candidates with a credible path to winning the White House" on a third-party ticket.



https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/no-labels-ends-2024-presidential-efforts-rcna146455

No Labels, the bipartisan group that had been working toward putting a third-party presidential ticket on the ballot in all 50 states in 2024, announced Thursday that it was ending its efforts.

"No Labels has always said we would only offer our ballot line to a ticket if we could identify candidates with a credible path to winning the White House," No Labels CEO and co-founder Nancy Jacobson said in a statement. "No such candidates emerged, so the responsible course of action is for us to stand down."

Jacobson said the group will "remain engaged over the next year during what is likely to be the most divisive presidential election of our lifetimes. We will promote dialogue around major policy challenges and call out both sides when they speak and act in bad faith."


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No Labels ends 2024 presidential efforts (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Apr 4 OP
Good news. Kennedy next. OnDoutside Apr 4 #1
Kennedy's campaign is dead in the water. lees1975 Apr 4 #8
The only concern is him getting on key swing state ballots OnDoutside Apr 4 #10
My 38 yr old grandson has recently beveeheart Apr 4 #30
Losers BootinUp Apr 4 #2
Good.... Spazito Apr 4 #3
So... No labels could find... No candidates... Ohio Joe Apr 4 #4
that's the bottom line. mopinko Apr 4 #11
Good one, No Labels, No Candidates, No Luck, No Joke. Tossers appalachiablue Apr 4 #17
No Spoiler Candidate, No Victory for dim donnie Grokenstein Apr 4 #18
Well said, I agree appalachiablue Apr 4 #20
Sayeth Maggie Haberman: ok_cpu Apr 4 #5
Maggie Haberman can fuck herself...you all see what is going on in UK, Italy, France ETC... Demsrule86 Apr 4 #24
The Lincoln Project-No Labels is OUT. LetMyPeopleVote Apr 4 #6
TY! We Need Dark Brandon Not "dark money"! Cha Apr 4 #15
Ah. Looks like Putin decided to go in another direction and stopped cutting checks. BannonsLiver Apr 4 #7
MaddowBlog-In 2024 presidential race, No Labels decides to have No Candidate LetMyPeopleVote Apr 4 #9
TY! Cha Apr 4 #16
Oh those poor RFs. "FreeDUM" Cha Apr 4 #12
Good malaise Apr 4 #13
Interesting they decide this the week after one of the founding members passes away. kimbutgar Apr 4 #14
No third party candidate ever won the US Presidential Election, but a couple did fairly well. patphil Apr 4 #19
Ross Perot got less than Teddy...Still thanks to him...we elected Clinton and Demsrule86 Apr 4 #26
I still have a label for them BaronChocula Apr 4 #21
From "No Labels" to "No Candidates" nt Gore1FL Apr 4 #22
Hi Gore1...that is a great line...can I borrow it? Demsrule86 Apr 4 #25
Absolutely. Make it your own nt Gore1FL Apr 4 #29
Good. whathehell Apr 4 #23
Will call out those acting in bad faith. So they will be spending $$$ to support Biden. Freethinker65 Apr 4 #27
Woot woot! KPN Apr 4 #28
Dead Joe Loserman wasn't an option? Hassler Apr 4 #31
This makes me smile LetMyPeopleVote Apr 5 #32
Bipartisan my ass. live love laugh Apr 5 #33
Tribute to No Labels' demise LetMyPeopleVote Apr 7 #34
This make me smile LetMyPeopleVote Apr 8 #35

lees1975

(4,059 posts)
8. Kennedy's campaign is dead in the water.
Thu Apr 4, 2024, 03:22 PM
Apr 4

So far, it's been a matter of his taking a position or making a statement on an issue and having to walk it back because of the backlash.

His campaign lacks a candidate who has good working knowledge of the nation's problems who can intelligently articulate solutions and convince people to vote for him because he can make government work. He is neither intelligent nor articulate, doesn't know the real problems and can't talk.

If he's got a following somewhere, it's well hidden.

beveeheart

(1,378 posts)
30. My 38 yr old grandson has recently
Thu Apr 4, 2024, 06:28 PM
Apr 4

become a Kennedy follower. He likes Kennedy's anti-vax positon. Neither he nor his partner have had any covid vaccinations, believing the flu they had in November 2019 was covid-related and that they are now immune from covid. His biggest stated reason for not supporting President Biden is because Biden tried to suppress freedom of speech thereby violating the Constitution.

ok_cpu

(2,071 posts)
5. Sayeth Maggie Haberman:
Thu Apr 4, 2024, 03:17 PM
Apr 4
There’s been a consistent effort by Democrats to try to scare away any big-name No Labels candidates, and it appears to have worked. No Labels was also entering a crucial window as the signature-gathering period was beginning in New York to get on the ballot in a few weeks.


Election Updates: No Labels abandons its effort to field a presidential candidate. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/04/04/us/biden-trump-election?unlocked_article_code=1.h00.Jt3S.cCWen_h1nBJ6&ugrp=c

Demsrule86

(69,100 posts)
24. Maggie Haberman can fuck herself...you all see what is going on in UK, Italy, France ETC...
Thu Apr 4, 2024, 05:43 PM
Apr 4

it is because third parties split the vote and get leaders like conservatives in the UK, fascists in Italy (Mussolini's granddaughter is in the now fascist government), and Macron in France who recently raised the retirement age against what voters wanted. There are others too like Netanyahu. But you get the point. Unless you want to live under minority rule which favors the right and the fascists, have nothing to do with third parties. It never ends well for liberals or even centrists.

LetMyPeopleVote

(147,434 posts)
9. MaddowBlog-In 2024 presidential race, No Labels decides to have No Candidate
Thu Apr 4, 2024, 03:24 PM
Apr 4

In 2024 presidential race, No Labels decides to have No Candidate



https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/2024-presidential-race-no-labels-decides-no-candidate-rcna146458

If you’re wondering whether it would fail spectacularly, just as its forerunners did, wonder no more. NBC News reported:

No Labels, the bipartisan group that had been working toward putting a third-party presidential ticket on the ballot in all 50 states in 2024, announced Thursday that it was ending its efforts. “No Labels has always said we would only offer our ballot line to a ticket if we could identify candidates with a credible path to winning the White House,” No Labels CEO and co-founder Nancy Jacobson said in a statement. “No such candidates emerged, so the responsible course of action is for us to stand down.


The operation failed for a variety of reasons. No Labels, for example, didn’t have a platform, and no one — inside the group or out — could explain what it intended to do in the event that it succeeded. It didn’t help when prominent officials within the operation resigned, and former Sen. Joe Lieberman — arguably No Labels’ most high-profile champion — died unexpectedly.

But most important is the fact that no one actually wanted to appear on the group’s 2024 ticket. NBC News recently reported:

Among the Republicans who have said no after approaches from the group: former Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, according to public statements and sources familiar with their responses. ... On the Democratic side, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick declined No Labels’ entreaties, as did Democratic-turned-independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. The group also engaged with former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


.....I don’t know how many more times this idea will have to fail before folks stop trying, but the three-strikes-and-you’re-out rule really ought to apply.

patphil

(6,359 posts)
19. No third party candidate ever won the US Presidential Election, but a couple did fairly well.
Thu Apr 4, 2024, 04:34 PM
Apr 4

Most notable was Teddy Roosevelt, who got 27% and 2nd place in the 1912 election.

https://www.history.com/news/third-party-candidates-election-influence-facts

Teddy Roosevelt was a former 2 term President, and very popular, but he still lost.
The only possibility I see would be if no one took enough electoral votes to win, and the House got to choose. Even then, the possibility would be incredibly poor for a third party candidate to get enough votes.

Demsrule86

(69,100 posts)
26. Ross Perot got less than Teddy...Still thanks to him...we elected Clinton and
Thu Apr 4, 2024, 05:49 PM
Apr 4

defeated Bush1.

'Independent candidate Ross Perot secured nearly 19 percent of the vote—the highest percentage of any third-party candidate in a U.S. presidential election in 80 years.'

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+much+vote+did+ross+perot+take&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS1002US1002&oq=how+much+vote+did+ross+perot+take&gs_lcrp=EgZjaHJvbWUyBggAEEUYOdIBCDcwOTZqMGo3qAIIsAIB&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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