President Biden is the oldest president in American history, and his age has been a topic of discussion since he first announced his candidacy in 2019. Some critics have expressed concern that Biden is too old to be president and that his age could impair his ability to handle the demands of the job.
MSNBC political analyst Cornell Belcher declared over the weekend that President Joe Biden’s age was not a concern, but a benefit.
Belcher started his crazy talk by focusing on recent polls that show Biden struggling, and in some cases failing, to come out ahead of Republican candidates like former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. He said that Biden was in much the same predicament as former President Barack Obama had been at the same point in his presidency.
“If you look at where Biden is right now, it’s not that dramatically different from where the president campaign who I worked on at this time going into 2011, right?” he said. “Obama was running behind Mitt Romney and basically tied or running behind the whole cast of characters who were running at that time.”
“Biden’s even better positioned than Obama,” he said. “He [has] a story to tell about his old age; you know what his age & wisdom has been able to do? It’s been able to move transformative pieces of legislation no president has ever been able to do before.”
In other polls, it shows that a majority of Americans believe he either does not possess the mental faculties or is simply too old to serve a second term in the White House.
Unfortunately, Biden’s supporters can’t really use a page from former President Ronald Reagan’s playbook. He once played off the same criticism during a debate, telling the moderator, “I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue on this campaign. I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”
VIDEO – Cornell Belcher: Biden’s Age and Wisdom Have Moved ‘Transformative Pieces of Legislation That No President Has Ever Been Able To Do Before’ https://t.co/wPZkbuNGXw
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