The Biden White Home is increasingly nervous that his 2024 campaign could possibly be undercut by third party candidates like Cornel West and whoever runs on the ‘No Labels’ ticket.
This has been obvious for months. Democrats have attacked Cornel West since he announced his campaign and have even used legal motion against No Labels.
Democrats are considering back to Jill Stein in 2016 and it’s giving them nightmares.
NBC News reports:
Biden world is nervous about spoilers as third parties threaten to spice up Trump
There’s a creeping fear inside President Joe Biden’s circle that the best threat to his re-election may come less from the Republican nominee and more from minor-party spoiler candidates.
In a recent national NBC News poll, Biden is tied with former President Donald Trump, the front-runner for the GOP nomination, at 46% in a head-to-head matchup. But when third-party options are included, Trump leads Biden 39% to 36%.
Whether it’s the educational Cornel West, a yet-to-be-named standard-bearer for the group “No Labels” or nominees of the more established Green and Libertarian parties, the third-party hopefuls have change into the chief internal worry in Biden world, in accordance with greater than a half-dozen people who find themselves in regular contact with the White House.
“It’s pretty f—ing concerning,” said an individual acquainted with White House discussions in regards to the matter…
The issue can be twofold for Biden, said the people in regular contact with the White House, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid angering the president. On one political flank, he faces a well-funded effort by the No Labels group to draw moderate voters. On the opposite side, West could cut into his base — with each Black voters and a few liberal white voters — even when only a bit bit.
Hillary Clinton is outwardly warning Biden about this.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) September 25, 2023
Democrats have spent the last several years talking about how much they care about ‘our democracy’ so what’s the issue? Doesn’t ‘our democracy’ include other candidates?