It is rather apparent at this point that the Democrats are not interested in winning the 2020 election for the sake of making America a better place. Rather, they are only interested in capturing the general election for the sake of defeating Donald Trump.
That’s what has made their primary races so contentious. There’s a real feeling that the voters will need to mitigate their conscience with the idea that they must vote for whomever can truly win against Trump, no matter if they agree with their policies or not.
For many, the only choice when it comes to taking out Trump is former Vice President Joe Biden, on account of his ability to capture the interest of midwestern centrists. The only problems are that Biden doesn’t resonate with the youthful demographics of the party, and that he’s already in his late 70’s.
Furthermore, according to his own staffers, Biden doesn’t have much interest in being President for any real length of time.
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.”
Biden would go on to launch a half-hearted denial of the allegations, despite the fact that the info was leaked from within his own campaign.