Biden Is Too Old to Run for President

Mark Leibovich, writing in The Atlantic, outlines why President Biden shouldn’t run in 2024.

Let me put this bluntly: Joe Biden should not run for reelection in 2024. He is too old.

Biden will turn 80 on November 20. He will be 82 if and when he begins a second term. The numbers just keep getting more ridiculous from there. It’s not the 82 that’s the problem. It’s the 86,” one swing voter said in a recent focus group, referring to the hypothetical age Biden would be at the end of that (very) hypothetical second term.

I’m afraid that’s correct. The real question is who should run? Pete Buttigieg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Chris Murphy?

June 16, 2022