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Biden Almost Certain Not To Seek a Second Term If Elected

Looks like the Biden people are floating this to make everyone more comfortable with his campaign.

That might not be a bad idea. It’s pretty clear he’s not up to the task of being president for one term, so assuring people he won’t run for a second might make some feel better about voting for him. Eight years of Biden not knowing where he is, what year it is, or who the hell he is talking to would be too much even for the most diehard Trump hater.

He won’t make an official announcement, though, because it would turn him into a lame duck the moment he is elected.

According to Politico:

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s top advisers and prominent Democrats outside the Biden campaign have recently revived a long-running debate whether Biden should publicly pledge to serve only one term, with Biden himself signaling to aides that he would serve only a single term. 

While the option of making a public pledge remains available, Biden has for now settled on an alternative strategy: quietly indicating that he will almost certainly not run for a second term while declining to make a promise that he and his advisers fear could turn him into a lame duck and sap him of his political capital. 

According to four people who regularly talk to Biden, all of whom asked for anonymity to discuss internal campaign matters, it is virtually inconceivable that he will run for reelection in 2024, when he would be the first octogenarian president. 

“If Biden is elected,” a prominent adviser to the campaign said, “he’s going to be 82 years old in four years and he won’t be running for reelection.” 

The adviser argued that public acknowledgment of that reality could help Biden mollify younger voters, especially on the left, who are unexcited by his candidacy and fear that his nomination would serve as an eight-year roadblock to the next generation of Democrats. 

By signaling that he will serve just one term and choosing a running mate and Cabinet that is young and diverse, Biden could offer himself to the Democratic primary electorate as the candidate best suited to defeat Trump as well as the candidate who can usher into power the party’s fresh faces. 

6 thoughts on “Biden Almost Certain Not To Seek a Second Term If Elected”

  1. No need for a “caretaker” president right now…with the economy going this well, you keep riding the horse that got you there, and most voters understand this.

    This move is merely to pacify the far left – it’s as if they’re saying, “Don’t worry, you’ll get your chance in 2024.”

  2. An opinion. Are the Dems really so stupid that they believe he can get a first term – and that the public needs to be alerted that he will not run again??? Biden’s not a lame duck, he’s a dead duck any way you look at it.

    And I feel sorry for him. His errors are widely publicized and he blithely sails on; further proof that he seems to have some cognitive issues.

  3. I have no sympathy for him. I’m reading a comprehensive book on Vietnam. At the end if the book, when the government finally quit the aid to Vietnam after we left, Biden was a driving force to suspend aid. Now it’s OK to give aid to Ukraine, as long as he’s benefiting from our tax dollars. I feel he’s been two faced his entire political career and not worthy of even his parties nomination, let alone the Presidency.

    1. I concur. Never thought much of him anyway over the years, but when he said to a black audience during the 2012 campaign that Republicans “wanted to put y’all back in chains” – that was it for me. The guy deserves no sympathy or goodwill at all.

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