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Charlie Pierce: Could There Be a More Cursed Phrase Than ‘President Joe Manchin’?

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Charlie Pierce: Could There Be a More Cursed Phrase Than ‘President Joe Manchin’?
Charlie Pierce Esquire

As we know, a dream is a wish your heart makes. “President Joe Manchin” is a dream that makes your heart throw up. From CNN:

Privately, the West Virginia Democrat has told people that a Joe Biden health scare or a Donald Trump conviction could give him an opening to run as an independent this year. In public, during stops in states such as New Hampshire, South Carolina and Georgia, Manchin says he believes there’s a role for him as a national icon in the “fiscally responsible and socially compassionate” middle, comparable with the role Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plays for the progressive left.

And who the hell is this guy when he’s at home?

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire Politics