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Krauthammer: Obama ‘Tilting Towards Biden,’ Like Reagan Passing the Torch In 1988

Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that President Obama “is tilting towards Biden” and “This is 1988, Reagan handing over a torch to Vice President Bush, which is exactly what the scenario would be” on Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

Krauthammer said of Biden, [relevant remarks begin around 3:55] “If you’re a Democrat in a panic over Hillary, her problems, her negatives, her honesty quotient, and you see the continuation of the scandal going indefinitely, and you see her hostage to fate, it’s not in her hands. It’s in the hands of the FBI, judges, and investigative committees, you are the perfect alternative. Now, there are two elements here. The first is, that was a pretty broad hint from Josh Earnest that the president is tilting towards Biden. He says, [paraphrasing] ‘I can’t think of anyone else in the country, anyone else like Hillary, who could run a better campaign.'”

Krauthammer added, “This is 1988, Reagan handing over a torch to Vice President Bush, which is exactly what the scenario would be. Who would be the best person he would like it entrust with his legacy? But, second, the perfect play for Biden is not Elizabeth Warren’s endorsement, but that he announces he will have her on the ticket and he will be a one-term president. He’s got an age issue which is if he were sworn in, on Inauguration Day, he’d be the oldest president by five years. With Warren, and if you announce you’re going to be a one-termer, nobody’s going to want to elect you. But if you have you as your heir, he gets the entire base, the liberals have a vision of a 12-year rule, it would work perfectly for them.”

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