No Labels Says Biden To Be Run Over By ‘Trump Train’

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Mike Rawlings, the chairman of the No Labels convention, has some bad news for Democrats. During an interview with CNN, the head of the bipartisan group said Joe Biden is about to get run over by the Trump Train. 

Earlier in the month, The New York Times reported that “President Biden is struggling to overcome doubts about his leadership inside his own party and broad dissatisfaction over the nation’s direction, leaving him trailing behind Donald J. Trump just as their general-election contest is about to begin, a new poll by The New York Times and Siena College has found.

With eight months left until the November election, Mr. Biden’s 43 percent support lags behind Mr. Trump’s 48 percent in the national survey of registered voters.

Only one in four voters thinks the country is moving in the right direction. More than twice as many voters believe Mr. Biden’s policies have personally hurt them as believe his policies have helped them.”

With Trump seemingly in command and Biden’s State of the Union being panned by the electorate, Rawlings announced that his group will be offering an alternative to Republicans and Democrats.

In responding to CNN’s Michael Smerconish on Saturday, who asked about those urging No Labels not to launch a ticket in fear that it will hurt President Joe Biden’s reelection chances and help former President Donald Trump secure a second term, Rawlings said, “We’re gonna get run over by the Donald Trump Train,” according to The Washington Examiner.

“We didn’t tie the Democrats to this track,” Rawlings, who served as the Mayor of Dallas for several years, added. “We were the ones that saw this coming and say get off the track. Let’s do this in a different way. Let’s talk about common sense issues. Let’s get common sense leadership. Let’s take accountability in this country.” 

The political group officially jumped into the presidential race on Friday during a private meeting without announcing any candidates to serve on the Unity ticket. The organization decided to launch a ticket because they think that voters want an alternative to the two major party leaders — Biden and Trump. 

Following Friday’s private meeting, outlets reported No Labels is considering Geoff Duncan, the Republican former lieutenant governor of Georgia, to lead the unity ticket. Rawlings diverted the rumors when Smerconish pressed him on Saturday. He said No Labels hopes to select candidates for their ticket on March 14 or no later than mid-April. 

One candidate who the party hoped to run announced that she will not accept their nomination. Independent Senator Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona, who recently said she will not be running for reelection, has ruled out a third-party presidential run. She’s the latest prominent moderate to do so.

“I’m not running for president,” she said told Bloomberg on Thursday.

No Labels was previously disappointed when its top choice for president, Joe Manchin, declared he would not play “spoiler” in 2024. 

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