No Labels, the centrist political movement, has made a decision regarding the upcoming 2024 presidential race – they won’t be running a third-party candidate. They were unable to recruit a suitable candidate. Chances are they weren’t able to recruit ANY candidate.

Nancy Jacobson, CEO of No Labels, had emphasized the organization’s commitment to offering its ballot line only to candidates with a genuine chance of securing the White House. And since no such candidates have emerged, the group has chosen to abstain from fielding a candidate altogether.

This is not surprising.

Voters don’t want a candidate who doesn’t stand for anything.

Both the “left” and the “right” have things that they believe in and hold strong to commitments of ideology whether it’s about police, immigration, abortion or anything else. Voters don’t want a wishy-washy political opponent.

This decision comes after No Labels had garnered substantial financial support from undisclosed donors who don’t like either Trump or Biden.

Initially, the movement was viewed as a potential contender in the presidential race, with its significant funding suggesting it could present a formidable challenge or at least sway enough votes to influence the outcome between the Democratic and Republican nominees.

Money doesn’t make a candidate appear.

Do you support individual military members being able to opt out of getting the COVID vaccine?

By completing the poll, you agree to receive emails from, occasional offers from our partners and that you've read and agree to our privacy policy and legal statement.

However, while No Labels may have been able attract considerable financial backing and public interest, their effectiveness ultimately hinged on the presence of compelling candidates who can offer clear alternatives to the existing political landscape.

No such person exists. Or at least no such person was willing to run under the “No Labels” banner.

In today’s polarized political climate, there’s a growing demand for political movements and candidates who actually stand for something concrete rather than merely positioning themselves in opposition to others.

No Labels‘ decision not to run a candidate reflects an acknowledgment of this reality – that in order to resonate with voters, a movement must offer substantive policies and principles rather than merely occupying a centrist position and being “against” the other candidates.