Barbara Diamond

Will Biden be the next Democratic Candidate?

One must ask the question. The answer is not obvious.

This live debate did not need to have taken place.  The first time that Biden ran for President, we all recall that he rarely made a public statement. He was kept out of the public eye. Those who hated Donald Trump were fine with that.  They were fine with anything that would help destroy a Trump second term.  I am not writing this with any political motive whatsoever. It is simply a fact which I think almost everyone would agree upon at this juncture.

Fast forward three-and -on half years.  The supporters of Biden have claimed that his dramatic signs of aging are normal, and not at all an impediment to his ruling the most powerful nation in the world. The claims that the videos we have all seen of Biden not being able to complete his original thought in a spoke paragraph, or leaving an event in confusion having to be escorted back to his place on the stage… were taken out of context.  The sheer volume of those clips have been quite hard to ignore. His consistent misquoting of figures to prove his case has been startling, as has been his inadvertent use of the name of the wrong country when attributing blame or concern.

Four years ago, on October 29, 2020 I published “An Open Letter to Jill Biden” on my blog.  While searching for its link, I discover that it has somehow mysteriously disappeared.  In that article I suggested that the signs of Biden’s mental impairment existed before his election, and that at the end of the day…  would need to be faced.  If you would like to receive that article, please drop me a line at:

So then, we must ask ourselves…and perhaps one another… why did the Democrats risk putting Biden in front of the voters and international world leaders in a live performance with no script and no teleprompter?  Why did they allow him to expose his cognitive limitations when for the entire Presidency, questions from the Press after one of his statements at a televised Press conference were not allowed?

We have been told in media reports that Biden’s staff of “handlers” held multiple grueling practice sessions to prepare him for this debate. Everything for Biden was at stake.  No one wanted him to “flounder” about… but what exactly did they think would be the result of his very best efforts?


I would like to suggest that those at the head of the Democratic Party knew exactly what they were doing.  They made a serious decision on behalf of their party, and perhaps on behalf of the American People.  They decided to expose the President to the judging eyes, hoping not to shame him but to debilitate him.  This was a very serious and very sophisticated call indeed.  That is why they worked so hard to prepare him for the debate, knowing full well that it would not change the ultimate judgement but would soften it.

It helps if one has lived long enough to remember past Republican and Democratic conventions where it was not clear how those sent to the convention would vote and who the nominee would be from each of the parties.  Many do not realize that this apparatus exists to allow for change.  Even the rules for the voting at the convention allow for a change of candidate.  I will never forget the Democratic convention of  June 1976, when Jimmy Carter became the nominee for President of the United States. Most of us had never heard of him and everyone was scratching their heads at the nomination of a peanut farmer for the most powerful position in the world.

Fast forward to the upcoming Democratic convention. This is the one opportunity that the party has to change horses mid-stream.  Biden has already announced that he has no plan to step-aside.  That is completely understandable.  He has no idea how weak he has become.  His proclamations that the United State is respected by everyone around the world,  fell on deaf ears. Certainly everyone who loves democracy wants to respect the United States…and prays for its rejuvenation. The issue is who can bring that re-birth of confidence into a reality.  The vast number of Trump supporters, of course feel that his re-election will save the future of the nation. But the Democrats also want to see a change of leadership in spite of saying otherwise.  The coming convention is the only possible route to that change.

Having suggested this to a few people, the immediate response is “then who will be the candidate?”  The next candidate has likely been selected by the very same power brokers who allowed Biden to face the nation… to allow the public, for the first time in his Presidency, forty-five minutes of unbridled Biden at his very best… and still not good enough.

As I have suggested in previous articles, the power brokers will once again want a candidate which they can control. They will not be picking anyone with any clear and independent thinking.  The ultimate candidate would be Michelle Obama herself in spite of her protestations that she is not at all interested.  Still, if my theories are valid… it would be an excellent choice for their team.  In spite of her having no respect or love for the history of the United States and its values… she could bring her husband back into the White House…through the front door once again, instead of the rear entrance.

This election is critical. The next President of the United States must take control of a nation spinning out of its orbit. The United States stands on the edge of an abyss.  The voters will need to make a clear statement as to where they want their nation to go in the future. The question remains:  Who will be on their ballots?

About the Author
Born in the Washington DC area, Barbara has been a pro Israel activist for over four decades, having had a radio show in Jerusalem called "Barbara Diamond One on One" , doing in depth interviews which aired in Israel and in the UK. She participated in missions to the USSR to meet with Refuseniks, to Ethiopia with a medical team to help the Jewish villages and to China to open up relations prior to China recognizing the State of Israel, She has been pro-active lobbying congress and helping to start a Pro Israel PAC in Los Angeles. She stays involved through the Jerusalem Press Club attending up to the moment briefings which she would like to share with the readers. Ms. Diamond is the author of the new website - and is the 2018 recipient of the "StandWithUs"-Israel leadership award.
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