Even if you voted for Biden, it is impossible to deny the fact that his physical and/or mental health is deteriorating, and the issue is when Democrats will address the elephant in the room.
Red State said that Biden was intended to go directly from Europe to the Middle East for meetings there.
Now, he will go on Tuesday evening. In the meanwhile, he has returned to the United States for the weekend and is at the beach home for the 39th time during his tenure.
Perhaps the ice is breaking since even the New York Times has broached the topic.
Red State reports that the Times believes he is now likely to be “better rested.”
And as Mr. Biden insists on running for a second term, his age has become a growing source of discomfort for him, his staff, and his party.
Just over a year and a half into his first term, Mr. Biden is already older than Ronald Reagan was at the conclusion of his second term. If he runs again in 2024, Mr. Biden will ask the nation to pick a leader who will be 86 years old at the conclusion of his term, straining the limits of aging and the presidency. Polls indicate that many Americans believe Mr. Biden is too elderly, and several Democratic strategists believe he should not run again.
Unsurprisingly, it is a delicate subject in the West Wing. In interviews, some sanctioned by the White House and others not, more than a dozen current and former senior officials and advisers unanimously reported that Mr. Biden remained intellectually engaged, asking smart questions at meetings, grilling aides on points of dispute, calling them late at night, identifying that weak point on Page 14 of a memo, and rewriting speeches like his statement on abortion on Friday until the last minute.
They admitted, however, that Mr. Biden seems older than he did just a few years ago, a political disadvantage that cannot be remedied by standard White House tactics such as staff reorganizations or fresh communication strategies. Although his energy level is amazing for a man of his age, it is not as high as it once was, and a few assistants quietly keep an eye on him. As he walks, he frequently shuffles, and his caregivers fear he will tumble on a wire. During public occasions, he stutters, and everyone hold their breath to see if he makes it to the conclusion without an error.
Red State persists, The third paragraph of the quotation is a lot of hogwash; the last paragraph is where the action is.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
They’re holding their breath every time he talks and he can’t take a 10-day work trip, without returning to Delaware to rest and do whatever it is they do to try to enliven him there. Of course, we’ve been saying this since before he got into office.
So, why are they suddenly acknowledging this now? And how much trouble are we all in with this man in power? CONTINUE READING…