by Carmine Sabia at conservativebrief.com
A Democrat-leaning think tank is sounding the alarm on a potential issue for President Joe Biden that could cost him the presidency. The liberal think tank Third Way said they believe a third-party organization could pose a threat to the president as it would assist the Republican nominee to achieve victory.
A centrist political organization known as “No Labels” has proposed having a third party ticket that would be bipartisan and the think tank believes it would peel more voters from President Biden, The Daily Caller reported.
The No Labels group has proposed the idea because it believes that the president and the Republican nominee will be “unacceptable.”
“Rather than producing a third-party ticket that would defy the overwhelming odds and win, No Labels is on track to field a spoiler who would re-elect Trump or a Trump-like Republican,” the think tank said. “No Labels is arguing this is a unique historical moment that gives their ‘unity ticket’ a real shot at winning the White House. But that is an illusion. The data and historical evidence are clear: no third-party candidate would come close to winning.”
No Labels believes their moderate candidate has an opportunity to win and serves as an “insurance policy” against extremes on either side for the 2024 election, according to the memo. Third Way insists this is not a possibility, and instead, it will contribute to Biden’s defeat
“If the two presidential nominees in 2024 decide to placate the extreme voices in their respective parties — there will be a once-in-a-generation opening for a centrist candidate to run and win the White House,” No Labels told Politico in a statement.
No Labels is targeting blue states and believes its candidate could win in Connecticut, Washington, Minnesota, and Delaware, the president’s home state, according to the memo. Third-party voters from the 2016 election went for Biden in 2020 but now will have a more moderate candidate to vote for in 2024, the memo states.
The third-party organization believes that Biden and Trump are both extreme members of their respective parties, and their “unity ticket” is aimed at a rematch between the two, and Third Way said Biden is a “moderate” candidate, according to the memo.
“Definitely people are thinking about how to prevent that nightmare scenario,” a national Democratic strategist said.
It comes after Biden got another round of horrible news after a string of polls found that voters do not want him to run for re-election in 2024.