President Biden has insisted that he will run for a second term in 2024, but it’s becoming pretty clear that Democrats aren’t excited about the prospect.
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg is the latest voice on the left to call for the aging president to step aside, saying he’s “too old” to run for re-election, Fox News reported.
NY Times columnist disses Biden 2024
Like most mainstream media coverage, Goldberg politely steps around the word “dementia,” but she acknowledges feeling a “painful suspense in watching him speak now, like seeing someone wobble on a tightrope.”
When Biden, who is now 79, became president in 2020, he was “far past his prime” and already seemed “too worn-out and unfocused,” Goldberg wrote.
A New York Times/Siena College poll found that 64 percent of Democrats don’t want Biden to run in 2024, and just 33 percent of voters approve of him.
Goldberg acknowledged that Biden “was elected to bring back a normality that now appears to be gone for good,” but she insisted his presidency isn’t a total failure, mainly because Biden denied President Trump a second term.
“Nevertheless, I hope he doesn’t run again, because he’s too old,” she wrote.
Media finally acknowledge Biden isn’t fit
Biden’s collapse has Democrats scrambling to find a successor, but his vice president Kamala Harris is also deeply unpopular. Goldberg said there are “plenty of possibilities” for Democrats in 2024, but she didn’t name any specific candidates.
The New York Times also published a news story, one of many to raise questions about Biden recently, about the “uncomfortable issue” of Biden’s age. The paper noted his “flat and listless” speech and unusually inactive schedule, among other troubling signs of decline.
What the Times fails to mention is that Biden’s age was an issue in the 2020 primary before his party, and their propagandists in the media, decided to rally behind him and spend two years pretending he was in perfect health.
As Goldberg’s column all but acknowledged, Democrats never actually intended Biden to govern: his sole purpose was to get Trump out of office.
It’s nice to see that the media are beginning to gingerly acknowledge the “uncomfortable issue” of Biden’s senility, but it might have been worth mentioning when voters were actually choosing their president. What a shameful farce.