With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting normal life, 2020 Democrat candidate Joe Biden has completely lost his momentum.
The frontrunner for the Democrats’ presidential nomination was coasting nicely after his Super Tuesday victory, but now, according to Bill O’Reilly and Fox News’ Sean Hannity, he is in danger of being replaced by the party, the Washington Examiner reports.
Declining mental health
The biggest culprit in Biden’s crumbling position is his own health.
The former vice president is 78 years old, and his mental and physical health have both been called into question multiple times over his campaign. The COVID-19 crisis has only intensified speculation that his mental health is in bad shape.
Hannity and his former Fox News costar discussed the ongoing state of Biden’s campaign on Wednesday, the Examiner reported, and they revealed that it’s not just Republicans whoare noticing his decline.
“There is great concern among Mr. Biden’s family and friends about his mental health. Great concern,” O’Reilly said. “And his wife is the key, all right? Dr. Jill Biden. She has a Ph.D. in education. They’re worried about him.”
O’Reilly went on to speculate that Biden could very well be replaced by someone more fit for the job. “And the thinking now is that, if Biden can’t make it, they’ll get him to a couple of weeks before the convention, and then he’ll step aside for health reasons and give his delegates to Cuomo,” he opined.
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, is in the midst of dealing with the highest concentration of coronavirus cases and deaths in the nation, and has received high praise from Democrats for rising to the occasion.
However, a candidate like Cuomo has serious challenges to face. Entering into the race in July would inject a huge amount of uncertainty into the election, but Hannity and O’Reilly believe that it could be a risk the Democratic Party is willing to take.
Democrats may have no choice
Democrats may simply have no choice in dealing with their nomination mess. The party seems to have already decided against allowing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders a shot at the nomination.
They placed all their eggs in Biden’s basket, but it seems that the move has backfired in a major way. Even if Biden doesn’t experience a serious decline during the campaign, he still needs to lead the nation for four years.
Joe Biden would be 82 if he finished out four years. If he is already showing signs of serious decline, it would simply be irresponsible to elect someone in his state. And according to O’Reilly, even the Dems agree.