Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, if he is victorious in November, will be 78 years old when he is sworn into office on January 20,2021. This would make him the oldest person in history to take office.
President Trump was 70 years old and was previously the oldest, followed by President Ronald Reagan at the age of 69.
Add to Biden’s age the fact that he’s showing more and more signs of dementia and you’ll clearly see why he chose Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate. She’s only 55 years old.
Could there be a possibility that Biden could move aside and allow Harris to be the presidential nominee or the president should he win? Well, an editor for CNN seems to think so.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire:
“What Biden did is make the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone, in Harris, whose resume suggests will be ready to step in if and when Biden decides to step aside,” wrote editor-at-large Chris Cillizza, who pens a daily piece called “The Point.”
Joe Biden made the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone whose resume suggests being ready to step in, if and when Biden decides to step aside. | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN https://t.co/Ek4d6sfGfT
— CNN (@CNN) August 11, 2020
“This is the VP choice of a confident candidate, and campaign, who believe they are winning. And who believe that, as long they execute the basics of the campaign between now and November 3, Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president on January 20, 2021,” Cillizza wrote (never mind that when Sen. John McCain picked a woman as his running mate in 2008 — a sitting governor, no less — the mainstream media portrayed the move as a last-ditch Hail Mary by a losing candidate).
Cillizza isn’t the only person who thinks Biden stepping aside is a real possibility. Plenty of folks across the country are thinking the same thing, especially with all of the gaffes and painful interviews he’s conducted lately.
In fact, a Rassmussen Report survey found that 59 percent of U.S. voters think it’s going to be the vice presidential candidate who actually becomes president before the end of the first term, should Biden win.
That’s probably a very good prediction.
Here’s to hoping we never have to find out.