Biden examines the boundaries of age and presidency
The New York Times: “Just a year and a half after his first term, Mr. Biden was already two years older than Ronald Reagan. If he runs another campaign in 2024, Mr. Biden will ask the country to elect a leader who will be 86 years old at the end of his term, examining the age and outside boundaries of the president. The poll shows that many Americans consider Mr. Biden to be too old, and some Democratic strategists do not think he should run again.
“This is, surprisingly, a sensitive issue in the West Bank. In interviews, some approved by the White House and some not, more than a dozen current and former senior officials and advisers uniformly reported that Mr. Biden was intellectually engaged, asked smart questions at meetings, called helpers late on disputes. At night, picking up that weak point on page 14 of a memo and rewriting speeches like her abortion statement on Friday until the last minute.
“But they acknowledge that Mr. Biden looks older than he did just a few years ago, a political responsibility that cannot be resolved by traditional White House tactics such as staffing or new communication plans. Her energy level, though impressive for a man her age, is not what it used to be, and some helpers silently keep an eye on her. He often gets random when he walks and helpers worry that he will make a wire trip. He stumbles upon noise during public events, and they hold their breath to see if he can finish it without any negligence. “
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