bidenThe President is celebrating his 81st birthday today and, as per tradition, will also have a Thanksgiving turkey at the White House. But don’t expect him to raise any issues that bother American voters.
Agence France-Presse reported that Biden’s birthday will focus the outside world’s attention on an unpleasant fact: the Democratic president, born in 1942, is the oldest president in the history of the United States. If he wins a second term next year, he will be 86. He becomes old when he leaves the office.
Biden sometimes jokes about his age, and aides point out that Biden has a busy schedule that even young people can’t handle.But repeatedlyvoteThis shows that the age of the president is the issue that American voters care about most.
From losing his balance on the stairs of Air Force One, the presidential plane, to occasionally giving incoherent answers at press conferences, Biden’s series of stumbles, slips and stumbles further highlighted the problem of Biden’s age.
As far as Biden’s potential opponent in next year’s election is concerned, former PresidenttrumpAlthough the 77-year-old has made several mistakes recently, he has not caused as much concern among voters due to his age.
● Age cannot be reversed, Biden resorted to jokes to address public concerns
David Karol, a professor of government and political science at the University of Maryland, said Biden “didn’t make a lot of mistakes” but that he was unable to change people’s views on issues such as his age and the economy.
Caro told AFP that Biden was “clear-minded, but people have some notions.”
Biden often downplays his age in hopes of allaying or diverting people’s concerns.
“I know I look like I’m only 30 years old, but I’ve been doing this a long time,” Biden joked during a meeting with union workers in Illinois.
When a reporter fell in the press area, Biden said, “I want the press to know it wasn’t me who fell.”
On other occasions, Biden has used his age to portray himself as a more credible political expert, saying he is young and intelligent.
If Biden is re-elected, he will be a full nine years older than the record holder, Ronald Reagan, when he left office at the age of 77.
A recent poll conducted jointly by ABC and the Washington Post showed that 74% of people think Biden is too old to be re-elected, while 50% think Trump is too old.
A poll jointly conducted by Yahoo and YouGov found that 54% of Americans believe Biden no longer “has the ability to perform the duties of the President.” This number is up from 41% before the 2020 elections.