Who After Biden ? WILL Kamala Harris be the next President of United States of America?

WHO AFTER ….. is a normal question that has been asked down the ages.

“After me the Deluge”; said Louis XIV, the Grand Monarch of France.

Donald Trump has predicted worse for the United States of America, for manipulating the 2020 elections and cheating him of a second term in of office as the President of USA.

Donald Trump has said more than once that Biden is unhealthy and will fail in office. Kamala Harris will take over.

BIDEN TRIPS

Last week , President Biden on the way to Atlanta was boarding Air Force One , when he happened to trip and fell. He got up, took a step, and tripped again. Later managed to get up and climb up on his own without any support.

People trip and fall down all the time. We all have, at some time or the other. But the President Of USA tripping, becomes international news in a moment, especially when his age and health and fitness have been consistently questioned by his opponents . Biden is 75 + and in a country where the successive presidents have been elected in their forties and fifties and prided themselves on their mental and physical fitness, Biden’s age and abilities have been called into question repeatedly during his nomination and election.

In fact Donald Trump, not much younger, himself in his seventies , has been making cynical and sarcastic comments on the physical fitness of Joe Biden. His claim from the roof tops is that Kamala Harris will take over the presidency of USA sooner or later.[1]

A question people hesitate to ask openly, these days, especially the Democrats in USA, i.e. what if…..?. As if the question will bring to life what the Democrats dread most today. To wish anybody ill is a sure sin. and sets one on the path to Hell. They may even be accused of the ‘evil eye’.

After 2020 it will be an election to be fought in 2024, may be Kamala Harris will run for the president in 2023. There is a very good chance that Donald Trump will be the Republican candidate in the next US presidential elections.

May be Kamala Harris will become president if Biden becomes incapacitated. That is NOT a pleasant thought. But there have been many instances in history across the world when numero uno was incapacitated and someone stepped into his or her shoes.

Unpleasant Precedences

It has happened in India more than once, With Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi.

Similar things have happened in USA too. Eight Vice Presidents have taken over as presidents when the incumbents died in office. Then again there were four assassinations, the last one being that of John Kennedy in 1963.

So the repeat of a vice president taking over as president cannot be ruled out.

Even If …,,,

By and large, we all Indians would definitely like Kamala Harris to stand and win the next election also, for President-of USA on her own steam.

[1] Since the office was established in 1789, 45 persons have served as President of the United States.[a] Of these, eight have died in office:[1] four were assassinated, and four died of natural causes. In each of these instances, the vice president has succeeded to the presidency. This practice is presently governed by Section One of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1967, which declares that, “the Vice President shall become President” if the president is removed from office, dies, or resigns.[2]

Colonel, Indian Army, retd. Graduation in Mathematics and PG in Political Science, PG Diploma in Management