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Sources Close to Joe Biden Say He Might Only Serve One Term if Elected

Sources Close to Joe Biden Say He Might Only Serve One Term if Elected

“he’s going to be 82 years old in four years and he won’t be running for reelection”

Joe Biden is 77 years old, and if he became president, he would be 82 upon finishing his first term.

Based on that fact, sources close to the former vice president are saying that Biden is quietly floating the idea of only serving one term if he wins.

Politico published this story on Wednesday, Ryan Lizza reports:

Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term

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.”

This report is incredibly damning for Biden. Not only does it accentuate his advanced age, it suggests he is not really up to the task of serving as president.

If the report is accurate, it would also put tremendous pressure on whomever Biden picked as a running mate. One of the sources who spoke to Politico tried to spin this as a positive. It doesn’t work:

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.

That’s like saying to young Democrats, “Come for the old establishment guy, stay for the young progressive.”

It’s a terrible sales pitch.

Biden was asked about this report by Peter Doocy of FOX News and denied the claims:

This is Biden’s deputy campaign manager:

Joe Biden already comes off as elderly and frail. Having this story out there does nothing to help his campaign.


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IF being the key word here.

I think he will serve zero terms.

    fscarn in reply to Exiliado. | December 12, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Biden could still be a president well into his 80s. All he has to do is become a Mormon and run for that religion’s presidency where 77 is considered quite youthful in Mormon leadership ranks. Besides, Biden’s brushed aside many of the RCC rules, like on abortion.

    Barry in reply to Exiliado. | December 12, 2019 at 7:05 pm


Sources close to the heart of the American people indicate he will not be serving any term because he will never be elected.

Somebody must be thinking, if electing Biden would be a really bad idea, then electing him for only one term would only be half bad.

Reminds me of John Tower promising to give up drinking if only he was confirmed as Defense Secretary. Desperation time.

He’ll be in a senior living facility that specializes in dementia in four years.

You can read a lot into what statement. Does he mean he’s a stop-gap?? Does he think teh swamp will run it and he’s a figurehead?? Does he think he’s got such a handle he can be a lame-duck from day one?

Even one term for Quid Pro Joe is two terms too many.

This is a trial balloon, looks like a non-starter.

Sure, but will he even remember having made that promise in four years? Will he even remember being elected after that long?

Seriously Democrats, is this the best you can do? Joe Biden will be dribbling oatmeal down his bib before election day next year.

Imagine the hell we’d be subject to if this halfwit wins the election.

Funny how 1. the thought is that he would almost automatically get two terms. 2. Sorry, but he won’t get to test the theory as he won’t get elected. Likely he won’t get to the nomination.
A person going in with the intent to do one term only is a lame duck from day one. The best hope in that case is how decent the VP is, as this would be a grooming spot.

4th armored div | December 12, 2019 at 3:32 pm

retire Joe to a chicken ranch in Nevada –
he can chow down on legs and b—ts.
maybe JEFFY bill CAN give him some lessons –
too late for Epstein.

Yes, not only that but Biden said if he wins the Superbowl next year, he will retire from the NFL. (Since that’s just as likely to happen.)

The key to this is who the Dem put in as VP. That is the long game. So watch the VP determination of where things are going.

The fact that JOE BIDEN is the so-called ‘moderate’ candidate is one of the best demonstrations of how utterly insane the Democrat base has gone.

Just imagine the corruption this bastard will put in place if he holds high office.

A non-issue, he won’t be the nominee, let alone get elected. He’s done, toast, finished.

You know, the dems have a long history and a long list this year of dumbass candidates for president.

Biden is the biggest dumbass of all time.

Eastwood Ravine | December 13, 2019 at 12:16 am

Oh please. As someone else pointed out, that’s a really big IF. IF he was elected, IF he survived to his inauguration, his Vice President would break tradition by delivering the 2021 Inaugural Address. It would be Woodrow Wilson (after the stroke) all over again.

I see he is past denial and anger and into the bargaining phase.

They told us in 2008 that 72 was too old