Former Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden is desperate to stay in the narrowing 2020 presidential race, but a revelation at a CNN Town Hall on Thursday may signal the end of his campaign.
Biden just attempted to end the speculation about the possibility of being a one-term president, refusing to commit to one term outright but also conceding the possibility of such a scenario “if anything changes” in his health.
One of the Town Hall attendees asked Biden if he would commit to a one-term presidency due to concerns about his age.
Biden shot back, “No, I wouldn’t do that … But look, It’s totally legitimate for you all to ask about my age, or anybody else’s age up there and our health. That’s why I give all my medical records.”
Although he dismisses the notion of outright committing to one term, Biden did admit that “If anything changed in my health, making it incapable of me to fully exert all the energy and mental acuity that was needed to be done, then I give you my word: I would not run again.”
At nearly 78 years old, Biden would potentially enter his second term at 84 years of age. However, Biden swiped at the other current Democrat frontrunners, pointing out that he’s the second-youngest man “on stage,” next to Pete Buttigieg.
Although Biden hasn’t been plagued with as of serious health problems as opponent Bernie Sanders recently has, Biden did suffer two brain aneurysms in 1988.
Biden’s been cleared by Dr. Neal Kassel, but many have commented that Biden’s propensity for gaffes has gotten worse, and pointed to the trend as proof that his mental acuity is already on the downslope.