Former Republican and Tea Party darling Justin Amash (I-MI) has hinted in the past that he might mount a campaign against President Donald Trump (R). That may very well become a reality. He officially announced his forming of an exploratory committee to seek the Libertarian nomination on Twitter.
Today, I launched an exploratory committee to seek the @LPNational’s nomination for president of the United States. Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 29, 2020
Amash became a bit of a hero to Democrats in late 2019. That’s when he started to condemn the President’s actions and voted to impeach him. He did all of this despite his conservative voting record.
It’s no secret that the Congressman favors corporations and hindering civil rights, yet he somehow found himself with cheers from Democrats. However, per usual, when any person could potentially jeopardize a Biden presidential victory, Amash was met with disdain from those same people who once praised him. Now, he’s a boogeyman that will siphon votes away from Biden.
There is zero chance – zero – that Justin Amash will win the presidency.
There is plenty of chance that Amash's votes will not come from Trump's cult, but at Biden's expense.
There is a large chance this will reelect Trump.
Thanks for being the new Ralph Nader, @justinamash.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 29, 2020
It’s curious how someone like Justin Amash could potentially harm Biden come November. He’s a non-starter even on the base social issues that Democrats claim to hold dear, such as abortion, environment, and, yes, even the pesky Russian issues.
The average leftist voter is less likely to vote for Amash. Meanwhile, a Never Trumper, including the likes of Bill Kristol or Max Boot, might be more enticed. The Biden campaign knows, and it seems even the former Vice President’s supporters know it deep down themselves how far right the Democrats have fallen.