There is already speculation regarding President Biden’s second term. He says he is running. But is he? And can he win the Democrat nomination – or the election — if he does run? Probably not on all counts.
There are major reasons why Biden will not be serving a second term.
The first is … will he run? I sincerely doubt it. He will be too old and too obviously frail of body and mind. And … he has a growing number of ambitious younger Democrats who want to move up the ladder. That means a new candidate for President – and promotion potential down the line as other Party wannabes fill in the lower slots.
Biden is also building an opposition faction within the Democratic Party – the radical left. The hardcore progressives have a love/hate relationship with the on again/off again so-called moderate Biden. He may have embraced the left’s agenda but has proven a failure in turning it into successful legislation. He has also refrained from using his executive powers to mandate changes desired by those on the left.
Biden does not support the elimination of the filibuster – even if, at times, he hints at it. His strategy of passing the bipartisan Infrastructure Bill’s unhinged form of the left’s favorite Build Back Better Bill was actually instrumental in killing off the BBBB – as the left feared it would.
There is the possibility that with the power of incumbency, Biden could squeak through the nominating process and be the Democrat standard bearer in 2024. But winning re-election is even less likely than winning the nomination.
His favorable rating has sunk to yet another low (36 percent) – and if the GOP takes over just the House, Biden has no chance – as in zero – to get any of the Democrats’ left-wing agenda passed. He will be pretty much out of meaningful Executive Orders by then. That means sitting round the office making paper airplanes.
Ironically, Democrats are campaigning this year claiming that Republican control of Congress would hinder Biden, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi from doing damn near anything legislatively. They fail to realize that the public may see that as the better option for America.
Age and internal opposition alone will make Biden realize that he would go down in defeat if he were to attempt a second term.
Frankly, I do believe that Biden will be in no condition to run in 2024 – and may not be able to complete his first term. He is well into an age that “anything can happen at any moment.” His decline from even the days of presidential campaigning to today is already noticeable. Check out the videos of Biden on the hustings and Biden today and you will see that difference.
Yes, Biden says he will run, but I think he knows better. He cannot really say – at this time – that he is not running or he would officially be a lame duck president. Although, I think he is already essentially a lame duck.
I had previously opined that he will not complete his first term without at least one significant trip to the hospital – without one health scare. I know nothing of his condition, but I know a lot of people his age –me included – and we have all had trips to the hospital occasionally. Some more serious than others.
As Democrat consultant David Axelrod noted … at the end of a second term, Biden would be closer to 90 than 80. I think any Republican candidate could beat Biden on one simple slogan: “He’s too f-ing old.”
If you want to play presidential parlor politics, take Biden out of contention and start examining the potential successors. There ain’t no Biden in America’s future.