Elderly Biden Continues To Ignore Questions About His Age If He Runs For Re-Election

Elderly Biden Continues To Ignore Questions About His Age If He Runs For Re-Election

Since Joe Biden can’t avoid being questioned about his age, anxious Democrats are evaluating whether he can actually run for reelection in 2024, when he would be 81 years old.

As a result of anxiety over a possible defeat for the party in this fall’s midterm elections and existential concerns about its future two years later, conversations that were formerly murmured in private are now coming out into the open.

Inflation is currently extremely high, and concerns about a recession are intensifying. Biden’s approval ratings haven’t recovered from a slump late last summer.

Some Democrats are now openly debating whether the party requires a different and younger leader in the upcoming presidential election.

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who faced off against Biden for the Democratic nomination in 2020 before deciding to run as an independent, told The Hill, “I expect that Joe will run again, and his age will be a valid concern for many people.”

Even before he might run for a second term, “Joe is already the oldest president we’ve had,” he declared. More proof of the preoccupation on age comes from polls. In a recent Harvard-Harris Poll survey, 62 percent of participants felt that Biden is “demonstrating that he is too elderly to be president.”

Last Thursday, Mark Leibovich of The Atlantic wrote an article with the following introduction: “Let me say it plainly: Joe Biden shouldn’t seek reelection in 2024. He’s far too old.

The conservative editorial board of The Wall Street Journal responded on Sunday with this scathing assessment: “The truth is that the President indicated he had lost a linguistic, and perhaps mental, step in the first Democratic candidate debate of 2019. He has not changed.

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Other polls, which don’t specifically address the president’s age, deliver similarly dismal results for Team Biden. According to a YouGov and Yahoo poll released this week, 64% of those surveyed said they did not want Biden to run for president again. One Democratic strategist admitted, speaking anonymously to address a delicate subject, “Look, it’s a problem.”

Everyone agrees that he is old as f——, but they don’t want to bring it up in case they offend him or those around him.

Biden “looks elderly and seems old and that’s not a nice look for the White House,” according to a Biden loyalist who routinely speaks to White House staffers. This person believes that stamina is a more crucial factor than age.

The ally stated, “It all boils down to stamina and if he can take the task. “I still believe the response is yes. However, inquire of me after a few years how I feel.

Biden’s age is not a concern for many Democrats, who praise his wisdom and seasoned leadership in interviews.

Most of the president’s supporters applaud him for handling the coronavirus pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There is a widespread perception that Biden has received an unfavorable political hand from fate on inflation and rising gas costs, the two factors harming Democrats the most.

These voices point out that when Biden defeated former President Trump in the Democratic primary and general election less than two years ago, his level head was considered as a net plus.

Former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper noted that Joe Biden isn’t much older now than he was when he won. The fact that he is two years older than he was when he won is not exactly breaking news.

He remarked, “This is the man who won the primary; he won it decisively, he won the White House, and he’s dealing with challenges that are immense, mostly that he inherited. When we have serious issues to resolve, talking about his age is not at all helpful.

Democrats have a few younger options if they wish to take a different path, but it’s unclear which of them would make for better general election contenders than Biden. They include Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), 62, Vice President Harris, 57, and Pete Buttigieg, 40, the Secretary of Transportation.

In a discussion about Biden’s presidency, Democratic strategist Brad Bannon argued that age should not be a factor. “Presidents should be evaluated on achievement, not on age,” he stated. Before he decides to run for president in 2024, he deserves more time to fix the nation. He ought to seriously think about running for reelection if things aren’t much better in a year. Any choice would be made far too soon.

Biden has publicly declared that he will run for president if his health is good. According to The Hill, he privately delivered the same advice to former President Obama.

Yang argued that Biden or Trump would win the election. There isn’t a definite hero the Democrats can look to. Who wins a contentious, competitive primary? Nobody is aware. After Trump declares, I believe Democrats will choose continuity and unity.

 

 

 

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