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As a conservative, do you consider Joe Manchin a DINO or an Independent or something else?

Basically, he won a Democratic Senate seat running ads with conservative ideas and promises but saying he was Independent. How do you think he will throw his votes for the time that he serves, which in WV and his 66% approval rating might be another lifetime like Byrd.


Asked by jewjewbee at 9:52 AM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He's a liberal that was forced to act like a conservative to win an election as a dem in a very Republican year. A typical flip flopper to win an election...a politician.

    Answer by BobbieB at 11:10 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • He will do whatever it takes to stay in office, whether as a senator or governor.


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:55 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • He is a politician and will do what he has to so he can remain a politician.

    Answer by tabekat at 10:15 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Manchin has done many good things for our state. I voted for him for Senate and very happy to see he won. He is really a conservative Democrat. Yes they do exist. We have weathered the recession quite well. We do have a unemployment rate of 8.3 % right now but most of that is coal jobs leaving the state.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:16 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Time will tell. He says the right things but he's a politician and that's what they do.

    Answer by sopranomommy at 10:23 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • His speeches and 'stances' are more conservative that liberal. Example, he claims he is firmly against cap and trade. We will see what happens when they vote. It will be interesting to see how MANY 'D's" vote with Nancy no longer holding (strong arming) the gavel..

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:26 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I'm not in his state so I don't really know but we will see. He could be just another lib trying to keep his job.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:31 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • What happened to Sweet a kins answer? There is just a grey rectangle there......

    She left a "period" [.] to equal she stopped by for the point and avoid actually answer the question... That was the best thing she could contribute... ;o)


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:12 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I think sweet gave her most well thought out answer to date!

    I am not sure about him..I have been wooed 1 too many times with pretty words and no action. kwim

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:18 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • DINO??? are we talkin' Fllinstones here? LOL.
    No,I know what DINO means.
    I just read about him because I am not from his state,and he does sound conservative.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:57 AM on Nov. 3, 2010