Skip to comments.Three Reasons Joe Biden Will Never Be President
Posted on 03/11/2020 4:40:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
Joe Biden was sworn into the United States Senate on Jan. 3, 1973. He remained in the Senate until Jan. 15, 2009 -- a span of 36 years. If history is any guide, that alone is a disqualifier in Biden's quest for the White House.
What does 36 years in the Senate say about a politician? It says he is a senator -- not a president.
So the first reason Biden will not become president is that no one who served 36 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 30 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 25 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 20 years in the Senate has ever become president. No one who served 15 years in the Senate has ever become president.
It's not for lack of trying. Bob Dole, who was sworn into the Senate on Jan. 3, 1969, ran for president 27 years later, in 1996. He quit the Senate during the campaign to show his determination to become president. But his long years in the chamber, plus his age -- he was 73 at the time and the subject of endless suggestions that he was too old to be president -- were a deal-killer for voters.
Others tried, too. In 2008, John McCain ran for president after 21 years in the Senate. It didn't work. In 2004, John Kerry ran for president after 19 years in the Senate. That didn't work, either.
A long career in the Senate is simply not a foundation for a successful run for the White House. The most recent political figure to realize that was Barack Obama, who was sworn into the Senate in 2005 and two years later was running for the presidency -- and to get out of the Senate.
OK, put aside the Senate, Biden's supporters would say. What about his eight years as vice president? Certainly that could be the basis for a successful presidential run. But the second reason Biden will not become president is that the record of vice presidents on that score is not encouraging.
Fourteen vice presidents have become president. Of those, eight became president upon the death of the president. Of that group, some were later elected to the White House, but they were running for the office as the sitting president.
Others, like George H.W. Bush, became president by succeeding the president they served. They won the presidency as the sitting vice president. When Bush did that, in 1988, it had not been done since 1836. It has not been done since.
In any event, that is not Biden's situation. He served eight years as vice president, but did not run to succeed President Obama. Now, he is running as a private citizen.
Only one president has gone from the vice presidency to private life and then to the presidency. Richard Nixon served as vice president in the 1950s, narrowly lost the 1960 presidential election, and then came back to win the presidency in 1968. That is Biden's hope -- that a vice president can leave office and then, after a period outside government, return to win the White House.
Perhaps. But Nixon, who spent less than three years in the Senate, became vice president a few days after turning 40, and was sworn in as president at 56 -- more than two decades younger than Biden, who will be 78 on Inauguration Day 2021.
Finally, the third reason Biden will not be president is the "14-Year Rule." The idea of former George W. Bush speechwriter John McConnell, and popularized by writer Jonathan Rauch, it basically says that politicians have a strict sell-by date. "No one gets elected president who needs longer than 14 years to get from his or her first gubernatorial or Senate victory to either the presidency or the vice presidency," Rauch wrote. That has been true for a century.
Biden didn't even get close. It took him 36 years to get from his first Senate victory to the vice presidency. If he wins the presidency now, it would be 47 years from that first Senate swearing-in until Inauguration Day.
Of course, it's possible the 14-Year Rule, the Too Long in the Senate Rule, and the How Vice Presidents Become President Rule might all be wrong in Biden's case. If so, he can frame this headline and hang it somewhere in the White House. But don't bet on it.
Florida, Ohio, Penn.
If by some cruel twist of fate that braindead Ahole becomes President,he won’t be the real President.his inauguration would almost a year away. His brain is shriviling by the day. The vice president would take over immediately.
Three Reasons Joe Biden Will Never Be President
1. constitution doesn’t allow corpses to be president
2. no one under 50 knows what the word malarkey means
3. He’ll challenge a 12 year old girl to a push up battle during the debate
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Cause hes full of shit? Hes already said we have to re elect Trump. And Im Joe Biden andI forgot this message
There is nothing wrong with slow joe, every Presidential can't-i-date has at one time or other told a voter that , "You are full of shit" and "I'm gonna take you outside".
Joe biden is suffering middle stage dementia.
If it first you dont succeed, try, try again. This is true for Joe Biden.
Since 1980 he has run for president, either actively or seriously considered, seven different times.
Biden’s comical’ tough guy’ act is being characterized as an ability to ‘beat Trump like a drum’, using his words.
Dems are all excited about Biden now.
Look at how he handles those non-media types who disagree with him, like that Mi worker calling him out on gun confiscation.
1. Hes Joe Biden
2. Hes Joe Biden
3. Hes Joe Biden
He has the onset of dementia.....#4
I’m not a fan of this concept of, “It can’t happen because it’s never happened”. Frankly this is kind of a lazy article from the usually dependable Byron York.
The fact of the matter is that it’s going to be a close race. Joe Biden could be mentally far worse than he is now and still get 46% of the vote. We are going to have to scrape and claw keep trump in office.
The democrats are running Biden just now to stop Sanders. Once the convention opens up, Biden will be closed out.
Never say never. We’re talking about the Democrats here who can produce 44 thumb drives if necessary
Hope and pray York is right. Biden is a puppet of the RATS, and God forbid if elected, he’ll be removed via the 25th amendment.
Seriously, he has lost what little mojo he once had.
And also, hes suffering from dementia.
Because Trump will call him “Bucko” or some ancient putdown like that in the debate and Joe will lose his ever-loving mind in public.
If SloJoes does win will he have to give up the Senate seat he just won in North South Carolina?
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