A liberal news outlet has given in to the conservative press and admitted that he should “take voters’ concerns about age seriously” before announcing his re-election. President Biden is expected to do announce tomorrow.
Both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times Editorial Boards have conceded that Biden is way too old to run for a second term as president.
“The public understands what Mr. Biden apparently won’t admit: that electing an octogenarian in obvious decline for another four years could be an historic mistake,” the Editors of the Wall Street Journal wrote.
The WSJ editors continued, “asking the country to elect a man who is 80 years old and whose second term would end when he is 86 is a risky act that borders on selfish.”
As for the liberal New York Times, one columnist had this to say: “By the time he finally achieved the office he longed for, he was far past his prime,” New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg wrote. “I hope he doesn’t run again, because he’s too old.”
“We are ruled by a gerontocracy. Biden is 79. Chuck Schumer is 72. Often, it’s not clear if they grasp how broken this country is,” Goldberg wrote.
The columnist also said that President Biden should “step aside without conceding failure.” She said, “there’s no shame in not running for President when you are in your 80’s.”
This past weekend, the New York Times Editorial Board maintained the same stance of their columnist.
The editorial board conceded that “many Democrats, particularly younger ones, are worried that he will simply be too old to be effective in a second term” citing a poll that showed only 47% of Democrats want Biden to run again. More concerning, the article noted, was the Biden administration’s hesitation on the topic of his age, despite Biden’s plans to announce his second term on Tuesday.
“Concerns about age — both in terms of fitness for office and being out of touch with the moment — are legitimate…But Mr. Biden has given voters very few chances to do just that — to watch him — and his refusal to engage with the public regularly raises questions about his age and health,” the editorial board wrote.
“He has held fewer news conferences and media interviews than most of his modern predecessors. Since 1923, only Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan took fewer questions per month from reporters, and neither represents a model of presidential openness that Mr. Biden should want to emulate. His reticence has created an opening for critics and skeptics,” the New York Times wrote.
Biden would be 82 years old if he wins a second term and currently holds the record as the oldest U.S. President to ever hold office.
Perhaps Mr. Biden should, for once, consider the voter’s voice and step aside.