President Joe Biden celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday, making history as the oldest president ever to hold office even as he considers running for another term in two years.
At the end of a hypothetical second term, he would be 86 years old.
Biden recently said he “felt 50,” but many observers feel that he is showing signs of diminished mental capacity, possibly dementia.
“I think the best way to make the judgment is to watch me. Am I slowing up? Do I have the same pace?” he asked voters in an MSNBC interview last month.
But the unfortunate answer to that question is yes, people are noticing that he is slowing up. He does not have the same pace, and it seems to be getting worse.
Biden said he is confident he can beat former President Donald Trump in 2024.
It won’t be too hard to beat Trump once Biden’s DOJ indicts him, but that’s another story.
I guess Biden has reason to be confident about his chances after his election in 2020 and the better-than-expected showing in the midterms this year.
It seems that voters can be quite unhappy with what Democrats have done and still vote for them–even diminished ones like Biden and newly elected Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman.
It’s a disappointing development, but one that gives Biden a definite advantage in 2024, if he holds on that long.
In addition, Democrats are not above colluding to censor social media, lying about Republican issues like abortion, and implementing voting rules that encourage cheating.
With all of that infrastructure and support at Biden’s back, Republicans have their work cut out for them to get their candidate–whoever that is–elected.