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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


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.
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
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