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2020 Watch: Joe Biden Could Pledge to Serve Just One Term

"One possibility that Biden’s longtime advisers have discussed privately is that he could announce his intention to serve only one term," the Associated Press reported.

By NTK Staff | 02.19.2018 @11:38am
2020 Watch: Joe Biden Could Pledge to Serve Just One Term

Former Vice President Joe Biden is contemplating a possible third presidential run in 2020, and according to Biden’s aides, the 75-year-old might pledge to serve only one term in the oval office.

The Associated Press reported on a gathering Biden held with longtime foreign policy aides in which the former vice president addressed a possible 2020 presidential campaign.

According to The Associated Press:

“Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. He insisted he had made no decision, and didn’t need to yet, according to five people who either attended the meeting or were briefed on it by those who did.”

The people who attended the meeting came away with the “impression that if no strong Democratic candidate emerges in the next year or so, Biden would feel strongly compelled to run.”

Biden would be 78 on Inauguration Day, if elected in 2020, which some former aides see as a possible problem for Biden.

The Associated Press reported:

“One possibility that Biden’s longtime advisers have discussed privately is that he could announce his intention to serve only one term, clearing the path for his running mate to take over in 2024 and potentially setting up Democrats for a 12-year White House stretch.”

Biden, like many other 2020 hopefuls, intends to be actively involved in campaigning for Democrats during the 2018 midterm elections and will decide about a 2020 run after the upcoming elections.

If Biden does decide to run for president in 2020 and elects to serve just one term, it would mean whomever Biden chooses as his running mate would be elevated to frontrunner status for the 2024 presidential campaign.

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