By Tank Murdoch @TheNatSent
(TNS) Is Joe Biden going to make it across the 2020 Democratic presidential finish line? Increasingly, some politicos think not.
Count Fox News’ Tucker Carlson among them. In fact, he was quite adamant that Biden “will not be the Democratic nominee” who takes on Donald Trump in November.
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In an appearance Friday on Charlie LeDuff’s podcast “No BS News Hour,” Carlson said he is of the opinion that Democrats will find a way to remove the “in decline” Biden and replace him with someone who has a better chance of beating the president.
During a discussion of the impending “reorder of our politics” due to the coronavirus pandemic, Carlson said, “I am utterly convinced, and would bet money, that Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee on election day. I just don’t believe that. I really don’t.”
“What did you say?” asked a clearly stunned LeDuff.
“I sincerely and totally believe that Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee on election day,” Carlson continued. “I don’t believe that.”
“How does that math work?” another co-host asked.
“Well, the math doesn’t work, but it’s not about math, it’s about will,” Carlson explained. “So the Democratic Party is intent on taking power, period, period, and they mean it, and they’re willing to do kind of whatever they think works. I mean that’s demonstrable.”
The top-rated Fox News host went on to say that Biden “is not prepared” and “can’t beat” President Trump or “lead the country,” citing his mental decline.
“He shouldn’t be working still,” he added. “I’m not being mean. I know him. I’ve always liked him. But that’s true.
“And so, those are two trains traveling toward each other at high speed. Two competing imperatives. We’ve got to win, but we’ve got a guy who can’t win. Therefore, they’re gonna replace him,” Carlson said.
“This is not the guy I’ve known, and you can ask anybody who knows him or has watched him,” Carlson added. “This is not him. He’s a completely different person, and he’s in decline and I feel bad about it. That’ll be me someday … I hope somebody loves me enough to not let me run for president,” he said.
So…who, then, of not Biden?
“If I had to bet I would think Andrew Cuomo would be the most likely to replace Biden,” Carlson said, noting that former Vice President Hubert Humphrey won the Democratic nomination in 1968 despite not having won any of the state primary elections.
Ed Kilgore at New York Magazine isn’t buying in, though.
Time will tell. What is true is that Joe Biden shouldn’t be running for president because he doesn’t have the mental capacity to be president.
Democrats have been claiming that President Trump is ‘crazy’ and should be removed under the 25th Amendment, but Joe Biden is much more likely to become the first president removed under that provision if he wins.
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