Friday, April 26, 2019
I mean, I knew it was gonna happen, but did it need to?
Yes, Joe Biden entered the 2020 presidential throng. That's with an 'r' - just to be clear.
To me, this is a completely unnecessary move.
I don't deny experience or even his genuine want to run for this office. While he was VP only three years ago (give or take), times have changed enough in this short span, that he's no longer a viable option.
The same old seems safe and comforting, but we can't make Biden our MAGA. It's time to push forward. WAY forward. As unfortunate as it sounds - he's the same old / same old.
Age is only part of it. And he'd be way old when / if he became president, and U.S. male age statistics tell us he'd probably die in office. Actually, if average US male mortality is correct, he'd have a term about as long short as James Garfield, but slightly longer than William Henry Harrison.
For history impaired folks, or those outside the U.S. (JP!), that's longer than 30 days but less than six months. He'd have to have a super VP running mate.
I'll be honest - I have zero idea who I'll throw my support behind during the primary season. Granted, I'll vote for just about any dem in the general election, but I'm not sure whomever that person is would be my #1 choice.
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