The swamp wants Donald Trump out of office by any means necessary.
That means all options are on the table.
And Joe Biden is planning this unthinkable challenge to the President.
After Biden passed on a 2016 Presidential campaign, pundits believed the former Vice President’s career was over.
But after Trump won, many Democrats and journalists believed Biden – who faked being a working class man of the people – was the perfect candidate to take down Trump in 2020.
The only problem is Biden’s age.
He would be 77-years-old – the oldest President ever – on inauguration day 2021.
So Biden and his team are plotting behind closed doors on how to work around the fact that he is a very conventional candidate who represents the past.
Their plot includes pledging to only serve one term, naming a young Vice Presidential nominee from outside politics at the start of the campaign, and entering the race really early or really late.
“Between stops on his book tour and in the ramp-up for what will be a heavy midterms campaign schedule, a tight circle of aides has been brainstorming a range of tear-up-the-playbook ideas for a White House run, according to people who’ve been part of the discussions or told about them.
On the list: announcing his candidacy either really early or really late in the primary process so that he’d define the field around him or let it define itself before scrambling the field; skipping Iowa and New Hampshire and going straight to South Carolina, where he has always had a strong base of support; announcing a running mate right out of the gate and possibly picking one from outside of politics; and making a pitch that he can be a bridge not just to disaffected Democrats, but to Republicans revolting against President Donald Trump.
They’ve also discussed an idea some donors and supporters have been pitching Biden on directly for months: kick off by announcing that he’d only run for one term. One person who’s pitched the idea said Biden would try to sell voters on “a reset presidency.” The former vice president would pick a younger Democratic running mate and argue that he’d be the elder statesman to get the country and government back in order post-Trump and be the bridge to the next generation.
Biden is “thinking through a million unconventional options, because there is an acknowledgment that this could be an unconventional campaign,” said one person involved in the discussions.”
Discussing so many unconventional options reveals a secret about the Biden candidacy: it is very weak and stands little chance of victory.
If Biden was a truly strong candidate, he wouldn’t have to resort to such gimmicks and stunts.
And the fact that so many elite Democrats think he is their best chance to take down Trump also exposes how weak the rest of the Democrat field really is.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.