Legal Scholar Proposes Biden-Obama Ticket as 'Plan C'

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Legal scholar proposes Biden-Obama ticket as 'Plan C' for Democrats

A legal scholar has proposed a radical solution to help President Joe Biden's reelection campaign: replace Vice President Kamala Harris with former President Barack Obama.

John Banzhaf, a professor at George Washington University Law School, argues that a Biden-Obama ticket would have a much better chance of beating former President Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

"Barack Obama is probably one of the few persons whom a majority of Americans would want and trust as president," Banzhaf said.

Banzhaf cited analysis by constitutional scholars dismissing concerns that the 12th and 22nd amendments bar a former two-term president from the vice presidency.

"The 22nd Amendment, which is most frequently cited as a bar to Barack Obama ever serving as president again, doesn’t — according to its carefully crafted and very narrow exclusionary language," Banzhaf said.

The key sentence in the amendment says, "No person shall be elected to the office of the president more than twice, and no person who has held the office of the president, or acted as president, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected president shall be elected to the office of the president more than once."

Banzhaf argued that while this amendment may bar Obama from "being elected" to the office of president again, it does not prohibit him from being elected as vice president and subsequently becoming president by succession without ever being elected to the office again.

While it is highly doubtful that Obama would want the vice presidency or would take it from Harris, he has been deeply concerned that Biden is blowing his chances of reelection.

Banzhaf suggested that having Obama as Biden's backup might give the country renewed confidence in the president. Alternatively, Biden could run and win with Obama and then resign if he is as ill as some have speculated.

Banzhaf also noted that this plan would allow Biden to break his promise not to pardon his son Hunter Biden from a gun conviction.

"Rather than simply offering the public the opportunity to have a second-term Biden president supported and backstopped by a very popular and clearly very capable former president Obama, and having someone with experience and a proven record as commander in chief should Biden not be able to continue to serve at anytime during a second four-year term, Biden might even consider announcing before the election that, if elected president, he would resign shortly after his inauguration so that Obama can then become president," Banzhaf wrote.

He added, "In addition to claiming that stepping down is the statesman-like thing to do, Biden could argue that resigning would be necessary to permit him to break his promise not to pardon his son, Hunter Biden. Indeed, letting Obama take over would also limit the adverse political fallout of going back on his previous commitment."

This proposal comes as Biden's reelection campaign faces growing concerns about his mental acuity and debate performance. Some Democrats have even suggested that Biden should step aside and let another candidate take his place.

However, it remains to be seen whether Obama would be open to serving as Biden's vice president, or whether such a move would be constitutional.

In any case, this proposal highlights the challenges facing the Democratic Party as it seeks to unseat Trump in the upcoming election.


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