Originally Posted by James Brown
Hi Russ: I just spent a couple of days with a D friend of mine from law school. Very liberal on social issues, not as much on the economy or foreign affairs. A typical Hoosier Democrat. I'm pretty sure that he would vote for a Cheney/New Liebermann ticket over Biden Harris. I am 100% sure he would vote that ticket over Trump or DeSantis.
I would donate to and campaign for that ticket. I don't think it is practical though, the EC is quite a burden in this instance. How many states could possibly flip away from their Red/Blue biases?
Ironically, the biggest problem Cheney would have is that she is more conservative than Trump.
I think there is probably no way that Joe Manchin would run as an independent, and even less that he would accept the #2 spot on the ticket, but he could do the trick.
All I would say is that independence outnumber both Dems and Republicans by a pretty wide margin and I'm guessing the right ticket could pull a good chunk of them in.