New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) has raised the intriguing possibility that neither President Joe Biden nor former President Donald Trump may appear on the 2024 election ballot. In a recent interview on “Meet the Press,” Governor Sununu shared his perspective on this scenario.
He remarked, “It’s not out of the realm of possibility. I believe there’s a significant chance that neither of them will ultimately make it onto the ballot.” Governor Sununu also suggested that Trump could face substantial challenges in a one-on-one competition, leaving room for another Democratic candidate to step forward.
These remarks come in light of a recent poll indicating that 75% and 69% of U.S. adults, respectively, would prefer not to see Biden or Trump run for president again.
“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd inquired about Governor Sununu’s support for the No Labels political organization potentially presenting its own candidate in the upcoming election. Sununu responded, “Considering the poll results you’ve just shared, about 70% of Americans favor the idea of not having Trump and Biden on the ticket.”
He emphasized that a Trump-Biden ticket would leave a significant portion of the population feeling politically adrift, devoid of inspiration or confidence in the future. Governor Sununu, who declined a potential GOP presidential run and is known for his criticism of Trump, believes that No Labels has a unique opportunity in this election.
However, he stressed the importance of selecting the right candidate—one who is inspiring, positive, transparent, and possesses a strong track record. When asked which concerns him more, another Biden term or another Trump term, Governor Sununu pointed to his concerns about both being on the ticket.
He highlighted that this isn’t what America desires, emphasizing the need for greater engagement in the political system to ensure that the voices of the majority of Americans, who want to look forward, are heard. Governor Sununu argued that having both Biden and Trump on the ballot would lead to a focus on past issues and unnecessary drama, which he believes nobody wants.