Many questions have been raised about President Joe Biden’s physical and mental capacity to lead America. Biden just answered them, and not in the way that you might have expected him to.
In a new interview, Biden, according to the Daily Wire, stated that it is “totally legitimate” for Americans to raise questions about his age, adding that he could “drop dead tomorrow.”
The interview was conducted by MSNBC and broadcast on The Sunday Show.
There, the interviewer, Jonathan Capehart, asked Biden to convince those Americans who don’t want Biden to seek reelection because of his old age that they ought to support him going forward.
It is in response to this question from Capehart that Biden said that it is “totally legitimate” for voters to be concerned about his old age.
I think it’s a legitimate thing to be concerned about anyone’s age, including mine. I think that’s totally legitimate. I think the best way to make a judgment is to, to, you know, watch me, you know, am I slowing up? Am I, don’t have the same pace?
Biden gives surprisingly sound advice here, perhaps not realizing that the reason that he was asked this particular question is that many Americans have already made the judgment that he is “slowing up.”
“I could drop . . . dead tomorrow”
Biden continued by saying, “you know, I could be, I’m a great respecter of fate. I could get a disease tomorrow. I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow.”
This, no doubt, is one of the concerns that voters have, and Biden, here, isn’t doing much to assure voters that it won’t happen.
Biden, nonetheless, finished up, saying:
In terms of my energy level, in terms of how much I’m able to do, I think people should look and say, ‘is he, is he still have the same passion for what he’s doing? And if I think do, and I can do it, then that’s fine. If they don’t, then they should vote against me, not against me, they should encourage me not to go. But, that’s not how I feel, I can’t even say the age I’m gonna be. I can’t even get it out of my mind.
What of it?
The whole point of the question that Capehart asked Biden is to give the president the opportunity to silence all of those Americans – including many Democrats – who are saying that, given what they are seeing from Biden, both mentally and physically, Biden ought not to seek reelection.
Biden clearly failed to capitalize on the opportunity, and, if anything, gave voters the go-ahead to oppose his reelection.