Former Vice President Joe Biden’s top advisers have admitted the pro-abortion presidential candidate will only run for one term as president, due to his advancing age.
“If Biden is elected, he’s going to be 82 years old in four years and he won’t be running for reelection,” a prominent adviser to the campaign told Politico. “He’s going to be 82 years old in four years and he won’t be running for reelection.”
While the option of making a public pledge remains available, Biden has for now settled on an alternative strategy: quietly indicate 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 re-election in 2024, when he would be the first octogenarian president.
“This makes Biden a good transition figure,” the adviser said. “I’d love to have an election this year for the next generation of leaders, but if I have to wait four years [in order to] to get rid of Trump, I’m willing to do it.”
Another top Biden adviser put it this way: “He’s going into this thinking, ‘I want to find a running mate I can turn things over to after four years but if that’s not possible or doesn’t happen then I’ll run for re-election.’ But he’s not going to publicly make a one term pledge.”
Therein lies the problem for pro-life voters. Biden himself strongly supports abortion and wants to force Americans to pay for abortions by reversing the Hyde Amendment. But every potential vice-presidential nominee Biden has suggested is radically pro-abortion as well.
Biden said he would consider adding Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to his ticket and she has made promoting abortions up to birth a hallmark of her campaign.
He said recently:
‘I’d add Sen. Warren to the list. I’d add all…’ he said, but trailed off. ‘But she’s going to be very angry, my having said that. The question is, would she add me to her list?’
‘The reason I was reluctant to mention anyone, is, first of all, if I mention anyone who is running … First of all it’s presumptuous for me to even decide who my vice president would be. I’m not even the nominee yet, that’s number one,’ Biden continued.
Biden has also lauded Kamala Harris, the radical abortion activist who supports abortions up to birth and infanticide and was responsible for filing bogus criminal charges against pro-life undercover journalist David Daleiden, who exposed Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies.
He also said earlier this month that he could potentially choose California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate after she dropped out of the race December 3.
‘Of course I would,’ Biden told reporters when asked if he would consider making Harris his No. 2 should he win the nomination to take on Trump next year.
‘Look, Senator Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be. I mean it sincerely,’ Biden told reporters last week as he boarded his ‘No Malarkey’ campaign tour bus in Iowa.
‘She is solid. She can be president someday herself. She can be the vice president. She can go on to be a Supreme Court justice. She can be an attorney general. She has enormous capability,’ he continued.
And Biden has repeatedly mentioned failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who griped about the election process after losing to pro-life Governor Brian Kemp.
Ultimately, if Biden wins and only runs for one-term, he easily sets up a campaign for a younger radical abortion activists to occupy the White House for another 8 years. Such a commitment could make Biden’s candidacy more palatable to voters who would otherwise be turned off to his advancing age,