We still don’t really know what the match up could be for this November election

February 16 – With polling showing that the majority of Americans actually don’t want either Joe Biden or Donald Trump on the ballot this November, a number of people are wondering could it be someone else?  

It’s been said by a number of political specialists that this election is wide open for someone to step in and sweep the whole thing – either a Republican or a Democrat. 

Interestingly, Pennsylvania’s own Governor Josh Shapiro is scheduled to appear on the Sunday shows this weekend. He will be on ABC’s This Week Sunday. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll wondered, “Is there something more going on here? Is he looking at a higher office? That’ll be interesting to see what he says, what’s the interview going to be about?”

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin was also a name that was speculated on for president – but just today, he announced he will not be on the ballot this November. 

He will also not be running for a third US Senate term.  

Recently, though, Manchin mentioned that Rob Portman from Ohio and Mitt Romney would make great running mates. 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “That is a bad idea. Romney has got so much bad baggage with him.” 

Barkdoll suggested a candidate would be “better getting somebody like a Mark Cuban or a business person with some conservative credentials.”

Sticking with the political realm, an Emerson College Poll came out yesterday with good news for Maryland’s former governor Larry Hogan. 

Hogan has thrown his name into the ring for a US Senate seat in Maryland. 

The polls showed a Hogan/Trone match up in the fall would be a tie. 

Barkdoll said, “That’s surprising a lot of people because the conventional wisdom is Trone’s running away with this race. Emerson shows it 42/ 42 with 16% undecided and of course, Hogan hasn’t spent a dime. He just made his announcement. So that’s got to be good news if you’re in Larry Hogan’s campaign this morning.” 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “That was just about the most wonderful thing I could hear today.”