noncandidate : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n someone who has announced they are not a candidate; especially a politician who has announced that he or she is not a candidate for some political office
- Reagan, of course, still bills himself as a noncandidate, but his protestations of late have rung increasingly hollow.
- In Manhattan, Charles Evans Hughes demonstrated how a noncandidate's door is shut and locked.
- The avowed noncandidate tantalizes supporters and worries rivals with hints of an October surprise Sound Like Good Republicans to Me (Grapevine).
- Zach Wamp in ABC News
His strategy and the use of noncandidate status has worked very much to his advantage to this point,Wamp said. "I believe we're approaching the point at which he needs to be a candidate -- I mean full-blown, 'I am running for president,'...