(UnitedVoice.com) – For months, former Vice President Joe Biden has been fielding questions about his age, health, and ability to serve more than one term. In public, Biden has said that if elected, he would never handicap his presidency by running as a one-term president.
However, in private it has been reported that Biden told his staff he would only serve a single term. In December, reports emerged that four people who know Biden well said it was impossible to imagine he would run for re-election in 2024.
Another top adviser to Biden said his goal is to find a younger running mate he could turn the presidency over to in four years. If it doesn’t happen the way he envisions, then Biden would run for re-election.
Biden has consistently denied saying that he would only serve one term if elected.
Just six weeks ago, he was the presumptive nominee who was leading the Democratic field in all the national polls. But now, Biden has lost Iowa and New Hampshire, and it isn’t looking good in Nevada. His prospects at winning the Democratic nomination aren’t looking as good for him now as they once did.
Suddenly, Biden is acknowledging something different about serving one-term versus two.
Is Biden Changing His Previous Position?
Thursday night at a CNN town hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, a voter asked Biden if he would commit to serving one term only.
Biden said he would not commit to serving only one term and that it would make it harder to accomplish policy goals if he did. He further stated that right now he is in good health. However, if his health deteriorated to the point he didn’t have the energy or mental ability during his term, Biden “guaranteed” he would not seek re-election.
Biden has released his medical records which say he has a heart condition and high cholesterol. It says nothing about his mental state or agility.
Biden Is One of Many Over 70 Running for President
The oldest president in US history was Ronald Reagan – he was 77 years old when he left office in 1989.
Currently, Biden is 77 years old and if elected he would immediately become the oldest president in American history when he begins his term next January. At the end of four years, Biden will be 82 years old.
Biden is not the oldest person running for president. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are both 78 years old.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is 70 years old.
President Trump is 73 years old and if re-elected will become the oldest president in US history when he leaves office at 78 years old.
By Don Purdum, Freelance Contributor
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