Former Vice President and Democrat front runner Joe Biden is not going to be the nominee on Election Day.
That is the prediction of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Charlie LeDuff’s podcast “No BS News Hour” on Friday.
“I am utterly convinced, and would bet money, that Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee on election day. I just don’t believe that. I really don’t,” he said.
LeDuff was stunned by Carlson’s claim as he asked, “What did you say?” The Daily Caller reported.
But Carlson did not step back from his comment. He believes there has been a “reorder of politics” due to coronavirus.
“I sincerely and totally believe that Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee on election day,” he said. “I don’t believe that.”
“How does that math work?” one of the other cohosts of the show asked Carlson.
“Well, the math doesn’t work, but it’s not about math, it’s about will,” Carlson said. “So the Democratic Party is intent on taking power, period, period, and they mean it, and they’re willing to do kind of whatever they think works. I mean that’s demonstrable.”
Carlson said that Biden “is not prepared” and “can’t beat” President Trump or “lead the country,” due to his mental decline.
“He shouldn’t be working still,” Carlson said. “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,” he said.
“This is not the guy I’ve known, and you can ask anybody who knows him or has watched him,” the Fox News host said.
“This is not him. He’s a completely different person, and he’s in decline and I feel bad about it. That’ll be me someday … I hope somebody loves me enough to not let me run for president,” he said.
But who is it going to be? Carlson does not believe that the man to replace Biden will be Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“If I had to bet I would think Andrew Cuomo would be the most likely to replace Biden,” he said as he mentioned the 1968 Democratic convention, where former Vice President Hubert Humphrey secured the nomination even though he did not win any of the state primary elections.
For his part, Cuomo, the governor of New York who has risen in popularity during the coronavirus crisis, has said he does not want the nomination.
“With all of this adulation you’re getting for doing your job, are you thinking about running for president?” his brother, Chris Cuomo asked him in an interview on Monday night on CNN.
“No, no,” the governor said.
“No, you won’t answer?” Chris said before going over a litany of hypothetical situations that could see his brother become the Democrat nominee, but to each one the governor responded “no,” CNN reported.
CUOMO: No, you’re not thinking about it?
CUOMO: Sometimes, it’s one word. I said “No.” No.
CUOMO: Have you thought about it?
CUOMO: Are you open to thinking about it?
CUOMO: Might you think about it at some point?
CUOMO: How can you know what you might think about at some point right now?
CUOMO: Because I know what I might think about, and what I won’t think about.