Here I go playing devil’s advocate again. In a worst case scenario, God forbid, and for some reason the President can’t serve – illness, death, removal from office, or resignation – who would you rather succeed to the Presidency,
- Sarah Palin
- Joe Biden
Now before you say it can’t happen, here are the facts. It has happened before and it will happen again. So far there have been 45 Presidents (44 if you count Grover Cleveland only once).
Vice President John Tyler (photo) became the first to gain office on the death of a president. President William Henry Harrison died on April 4, 1841 after only one month in office.
Eight times the Vice President has become President on the death of a President. Once a Vice President (Gerald Ford) became President when one resigned (President Richard Nixon).
I am amazed at the apparent lack of importance placed on selection of running mates. Wake up candidates, delegates, and electorate – these individuals are truly a heartbeat or a breath away from gaining the most powerful office in the United States.
There is no doubt in my mind Joe Biden is ready and capable of being President. Sarah Palin is hardly ready to be a Representative or a Senator let alone President.
This has nothing to do with her party affiliation, her personally, or her sex. She is just plain unprepared. Palin lacks the life experience, the governing experience, and the foreign policy experience.