Earlier this week, reports started to surface that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was thinking about serving only one term if elected president.
Biden was asked to address the issue during Thursday’s debate, and he confirmed the rumors that he might be considering only one term. According to Fox News, Biden confessed: “No, I’m not willing to commit one way or another.”
The transition president
Joe Biden’s age is really beginning to present him with some problems on the campaign trail. His countless gaffes have people wondering if the 77-year-old will be able to make it through one term, let alone be able to run again in 2024.
According to Politico, one of Biden’s advisers said: “If Biden is elected, he’s going to be 82 years old in four years, and he won’t be running for reelection.”
The unnamed adviser went on to speculate that if Biden was able to win the White House for one term, he could stack his administration with younger members of the party and act as a sort of a “transition figure.”
If, for instance, he was to name one of the younger members of Congress as his VP, it could possibly clear the way for the next generation to take over in D.C.
For those of you thinking that person would be Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), think again, because you have to be at least 35 years old to serve as VP. Still, there are plenty of younger members that would appeal to both the older generations and millennial voters. Biden, however, is not willing to give in to that angle just yet.
Could gain more support
This may actually be the way for Biden to win the nomination over someone like Bernie Sanders if he ends up needing a push to do so.
Sanders has already won the support of Ocasio-Cortez, promising she will have a prominent role in his administration if elected.
If Biden were to grab the support of someone similar, he would begin to steal away some of the millennials that flock to Sanders year after year.
It is not an ideal situation, as millennials would likely rather see one of their own in power now, but it would only be four years.
Biden may not be willing to commit now, but if it starts to get uncomfortably close before Super Tuesday, don’t be shocked to hear Biden take this tack to lock down the nomination.