Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden said in a Sunday ABC News interview that he is “absolutely” open to serving a second term if elected even though he would already be the oldest president ever elected in the U.S.
It’s a reversal from Biden’s comments in May, when he said he considered himself a “transition candidate” — and perhaps a disappointment for his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who accepted the nomination with the knowledge that Biden might not seek a second term.
The 77-year-old former U.S. vice president would be 85 at the end of two terms. There are already major concerns about his mental fitness now, let alone during eight years under the constant pressure and activity of being the leader of the free world.
Biden decline is evident
Biden spoke with the much-younger Harris at his side, and his cute little answers like laughing and saying “watch me” when asked about his mental fitness don’t really inspire much confidence that he will be able to handle the complex, intense work required as president.
He looks and speaks like a very old man who is slowly declining. There’s really nothing he can say that will reassure voters of his vitality when he comes across as doddering, even when he doesn’t make gaffes or yell at people.
While his convention speech was hailed as a great accomplishment, it really shouldn’t have been all that difficult to read a 20-minute speech off a teleprompter.
I don’t know who wrote Biden’s speech, but some have now alleged that parts of it might have been plagiarized from a speech given by a Canadian leader as he was dying in 2011.
Not to mention his policies
Even if Biden were mentally fit and able to really be president, his policy objectives seem to be raising taxes and getting the government even more involved in our lives.
He claimed during the ABC interview that he is only planning new taxes for those who earn over $400,000, but that policy will not generate enough revenue for his platform of expanding health care, implementing his version of the Green New Deal, and pumping more money into the economy.
Asked whether it was a good idea to “tax businesses while you’re trying to recover?” Biden replied, “It’s how we did it last time” — a reference to the Obama administration’s oversight of the long recovery from the Great Recession. Biden says he and Obama did it “the right way.” Working Americans may remember it differently.
Furthermore, if Biden’s plan to eradicate the coronavirus involves a three-month national shutdown, which he has said he would implement if “scientists recommended it,” how does he plan to keep the economy going while he does that?
Taken together, his disastrous policies and his mental decline show Biden to be entirely unfit to be the President of the United States. There’s just no way around it.