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Democrats better pray Joe Biden ISN’T too old to run again because they’ve got nobody else

Uncomfortable private conversations in politics have a way of leaking out into the mainstream in the age of social media and mountains of gossip. One major storyline, acknowledged by all inside DC but only vocalized by a few in media, is whether anyone actually believes that Joe Biden is going to run for president again in 2024.

The question is, if not Joe, who? The White House is now being forced to respond to questions about Biden running for president in 2024 because quite frankly it is hard to fathom anyone at his age of 79 (and if he were to be re-elected he would be 82 years old) being physically and mentally equipped to continue being president.

I know this is an uncomfortable truth to say out loud. But for some reason in the 13 years since my father ran for president, the media has gone from abject hysteria about him running at age 71 to making excuses against ‘ageist’ attacks on Biden. Back then, the media frenzy reached such a fever pitch that my father released his full medical records from the Mayo clinic for journalists to analyze, right down to the fact that he had a giant mole on his back that even I was unaware of until it was reported in Time magazine.

The question is, if not Joe, who? The White House is now being forced to respond to questions about Joe Biden running for President in 2024 because quite frankly it is hard to fathom anyone at his age of 79 (and if he were to be re-elected he would be 82 years old) being physically and mentally equipped to continue being President

The first Biden year thus far feels like the cheap B-Movie sequel to the Trump years, except with a less eccentric and impulsive director in charge of the movie and less spectacular explosions, writes McCain (pictured with Biden when he appeared on The View in 2017)

The first Biden year thus far feels like the cheap B-Movie sequel to the Trump years, except with a less eccentric and impulsive director in charge of the movie and less spectacular explosions, writes McCain (pictured with Biden when he appeared on The View in 2017)

We have gone from that to our current media and political elite gaslighting us with the idea that everyone from Joe Biden, age 79, to Nancy Pelosi, age 81, to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley, both aged 88, are at a perfectly acceptable age to be leading this country, and how dare we expect any of these people to retire.

We currently have the oldest Senate in American history when the current median life expectancy in the United States is 78.

Also, if you doubt their utter hypocrisy, both the New York Times and CNN have given voice to the idea in the past few weeks that former President Donald Trump, 75, is too old to run for the job again.

Biden’s age isn’t a talking point or right-wing conspiracy being floated from my side. This is the reality we are all living in.

So if age isn’t a factor for Joe Biden, what about his historically abysmal approval ratings? Another thing you shouldn’t let the media elite convince you of is that anything in this administration is going well. 

The first Biden year thus far feels like the cheap B-Movie sequel to the Trump years, except with a less eccentric and impulsive director in charge of the movie and less spectacular explosions.

People in Washington D.C. both in politics and in media are abjectly aware of the reality and just how real of a possibility the return of Trump to The Swamp is becoming.

I believe sadly and wholeheartedly that former President Trump plans on running  again, and given the current state of my party that slobbers all over anything MAGA-related, it is unlikely there is anything or anyone that would stop him.

And could you blame the GOP for re-nominating even someone as controversial as our most divisive ex-president, when a new poll shows that 58% of voters don’t want Biden to run for re-election in 2024 and only 60% of Democrats want him to run for a second term?

For some reason in the 13 since my father ran for president, the media has gone from abject hysteria about him running at age 71 to making excuses against 'ageist' attacks on Biden. Biden, who would be 82 if he is reelected, is pictured with John McCain in 2017

For some reason in the 13 since my father ran for president, the media has gone from abject hysteria about him running at age 71 to making excuses against ‘ageist’ attacks on Biden. Biden, who would be 82 if he is reelected, is pictured with John McCain in 2017

This is a huge blow to the president and his administration, and shows just how low confidence is in Biden after just one year. It is hard to imagine how much worse it will get in the next three before the end of his term considering the messaging failures from Jen Psaki to Ron Klain and the rest of the White House cast.

The last administration proved Trump doesn’t hire the best people. Biden seems dedicated to proving he’s even worse.

Biden promised a return to normalcy, to stability and to a thriving America. None of that has happened, and Americans are suffering in this purgatory of a never return to normal. Even CNN and the New York Times have released a proposed list of alternative candidates to Biden.

It comes as a surprise to me, given what a disaster Vice President Kamala Harris has been so far, that even a measly 31% of voters favor her running.

Other options are Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Amy Klobuchar and – my personal favorite – failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

I don’t know who CNN is speaking to but this list is a liberal fever dream of insanity. None of these people are capable of beating Trump.

If that is the best they can do, then here is the hard truth; Joe Biden’s resurrection as a viable national candidate is the Democrats’ only hope of beating the GOP in 2022 and 2024.

That will take a massive turnaround in his political fortunes, and the direction of the country. And it’s probably already too late.

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