The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on the 19th,bidenThe President celebrates his 81st birthday on the 20th. When he speaks, he likes to talk about the past. The people and things he talks about are at least a few decades away from the present. Now he is seeking re-election.voteIn 2024, there will be a deep generation gap with the younger voters of Millennials and Generation Z, making it difficult to relate. This will be a challenge for Biden, the oldest President in history.
For example, when Biden visited Israel in October, he was talking about his meeting with then-Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in 1973, the WSJ reported. Last year, the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision. In his speech, Biden emphasized that he had worked hard to prevent conservative Judge Robert Bork from becoming a justice in 1987. When he visited Vietnam and was asked about the issue of climate change during a press conference, he explained that he had a long-standing commitment to the issue, such as his work with US Senator Dick Lugar in the 1980s.
The WSJ said Biden talked about “old stories of Tianbao,” adding that the story and the people involved in the plot are decades apart from the young people who will vote for the first time in 2024. “Emory YoungDemocratic PartyDaniela Parra del Riego Valencia, president of Emory’s Young Democrats, said she thinks Biden’s continued talk about politicians for whom Generation Z has no sympathy should be unkind.
The number of young voters will increase significantly in 2020, with Biden winning 24 percent more votes than former President Trump, among voters aged 18 to 29.
Biden’s campaign countered that the president’s conversations about the past have a unique flavor and are a real asset so that younger generations can appreciate the knowledge and experience. With young voters paying more attention to social media and not even listening to Biden’s formal speech filled with historical anecdotes, the campaign team will try to reach out to young voters through social media.
Cyrus Beschloss, who specializes in polling young people, believes that young voters don’t necessarily feel they should be looked up to by Biden, as long as they feel they see honesty.
Biden campaign spokesman Kevin Munoz said he would “go to find young Americans where they gather” and win their votes, as the Democratic Party did in 2020 and 2022.