The 2024 Presidential election is beginning to take shape.
It’s promising to be one of the most unpredictable contests in recent memory.
And Arnold Schwarzenegger threw everyone for a loop with this 2024 announcement.
The 2024 Presidential election is on track to be a rematch between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.
A wildcard in the election is the potential for one or more strong third-party candidates to emerge as a potential spoiler in what’s expected to be a tight contest.
Former California Governor and action movie icon Arnold Schwarzenegger suggested that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) could be a potential Presidential candidate during an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.
“You know, I think, like, Joe Manchin is one of them that I think stands out because he is kind of like a center guy,” Schwarzenegger said. “He comes from an energy state, but he’s a Democrat. So he knows the challenges and all that. But he’s one of the guys that I think is really a great force.”
The Terminator star said that Manchin is a potential contender in the 2024 Election when he was asked about possible candidates other than Trump.
Schwarzenegger has repeatedly attacked Trump and abandoned his conservative principles after he governed as a RINO in California.
“But there’s many others we just have to give in general — without endorsing anybody — I think we have to give people a chance to emerge,” Schwarzenegger explained.
He said that other Presidential candidates haven’t been able to break through because the political conversation has been dominated by Trump and Biden.
“The political system is set up in such a way right now that Trump is kind of like taking the air out of everything, you know, and Biden is doing it on the other side,” Schwarzenegger said.
Schwarzenegger added that he would “love” to run for President but can’t because he was born in Austria.
Manchin carved out a reputation for breaking with his party despite voting for every major bill signed into law by Biden.
The West Virginia lawmaker is up for re-election to the Senate in 2024 but he hasn’t announced his future plans.
He’s hinted about launching a third-party run for President rather than face an uphill battle in increasingly Republican West Virginia to keep his seat.
No Labels, an upstart political party founded by moderate Democrats, is reportedly recruiting him to be the party’s 2024 Presidential candidate.
The party is securing access in states so its candidate can be on the ballot and is willing to spend tens of millions of dollars supporting its choice.
Joe Manchin running on a third-party ticket has the potential to upend the 2024 Election as a spoiler candidate who could take votes from Joe Biden.