Despite attacks from Democrats and the media, left-wing academic Cornel West is still running for president and now the DNC is starting to panic.
They had already leveraged the campaign of Green Party candidate Jill Stein in 2016, which some Democrats blamed for Hillary’s defeat.
This is very strange. Democrats claim to care about ‘our democracy’ so what’s the deal with the other candidates?
Democratic jitters grew over Cornel West’s third-party bid
Cornel West’s third-party presidential campaign triggers an ominous flashback to 2016 for members of the Democratic Party, some of whom are beginning to worry about its impact on President Biden’s re-election.
West, a philosopher, Ivy League academic and leftist, recently announced that he had just enlisted in the Greens as he seeks to challenge Biden and the Republican nominee for the White House.
Now, several prominent figures backing Biden, from the chair of the Democratic National Committee to veteran campaign hands, are already sounding the alarm about his run to the somber White House.
“This is not the time to experiment. This is not the time to play with the margins,” warned DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, a close Biden confidant, over the weekend.
Seven years ago, when Hillary Clinton lost to former President Donald Trump, many around her blamed Green Party nominee Jill Stein for her loss. Heading into 2024, Democrats fear West could emerge as a similar spoiler by getting enough votes to break the coalition Biden needs to win.
In addition, Democrats have also flipped through about the possibility of a third party being run by the No-Label candidate. Could it be Joe Manchin?
SCOOP: Joe Manchin heads to New Hampshire on Monday with No Label amid speculation of a third-party challenge to President Biden. He and Jon Huntsman will headline the Unlabeled event in Manchester: https://t.co/gj3pmQfYm0
— Emily Goodin (@Emilylgoodin) July 12, 2023
For all their talk of ‘our democracy’ over the years, Democrats don’t seem very interested in democracy.
In the end, all they really cared about was holding onto power.