In spite of overwhelming evidence from the past 17 years, Joe Manchin has this vision of the Republican party cooperating with the Biden administration in a bipartisan effort to right our listing Ship of State.
Anyone with a reasonably objective knowledge of recent politics knows that this is a daffy dream with almost no chance of coming true.
Can being dramatically in the spotlight on major political issues be that intoxicating? Possibly, but a person in their right mind would know that such selfishness would backfire eventually.
No, I suspect dementia.