Tucker Carlson Predicts Joe Biden Will Be Replaced By Andrew Cuomo Before Election Day
Tucker Carlson suggested that the Democratic Party establishment would find a way to replace primary frontrunner Joe Biden before election day, stating that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would emerge as an emergency nominee in Biden’s stead.
Carlson was speaking on a podcast about Biden’s campaign prospects.
“I sincerely and totally believe that Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee on election day.” Carlson referenced Biden’s increasing tendency towards mental gaffes and forgetfulness.
“He shouldn’t be working still. 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.
If I had to bet I would think Andrew Cuomo would be the most likely to replace Biden.”
Cuomo has attracted attention from leading Democrats for his response to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic in New York, with his regular briefings on the situation surpassing the media attention devoted to Biden’s rambling and odd recreation room livestream appearances. Cuomo’s public profile throughout the crisis has been second only to President Trump.
A late-game swap of Biden for a more vital candidate such as Cuomo would be essentially unprecedented in American campaign history, but it’s not entirely impossible. With growing questions regarding Joe Biden’s mental acuity and possible cognitive decline, it’s foreseeable that an effort could be made at the Democratic convention to substitute in a candidate like Cuomo. Such a swap would need democratic socialist Bernie Sanders to be out of the picture, as his nomination would be unacceptable to the party elites.
The only recent comparable example to such a situation would be the 1968 Democratic Primary, when Hubert Humphrey emerged as the Democratic nominee for President despite not winning any state primaries or caucuses.