Americans who pulled the lever (or mailed their ballot) for Joe Biden in the 2020 election presumably did so with full knowledge that if elected he would be the oldest president ever to serve. On Nov. 3, he was a few weeks shy of his 78th birthday, which made him nearly a full year older than Ronald Reagan on the date when he left office.
None of this would matter that much if Biden were fully in control of his faculties. That he is not hasn’t exactly been a closely guarded secret even among Democrats. Listen to the doubts expressed members of his own party about his “ability to carry the ball across the end line [sic] without fumbling,” as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker — clearly not a football fan — so memorably put it.
No one was more brutally candid about Biden’s age-related limitations than Bernie Sanders campaign co-chairwoman Nina Turner, who told The Atlantic that endorsing Joe Biden for president would be like eating sh*t:
It’s like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of shit in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still shit.
Almost nothing has changed in the six months since Biden took the oath of office. He continues to lose his place while reading off a teleprompter, especially when he attempts to ad lib, and even when he doesn’t becomes hopelessly tongue-tied.
The American people hardly need a reminder that Joe Biden is too old and infirm to do the monumentally difficult job he has signed on to do, but every now and then the “commander” drops a “joke” emphasizing just how long he’s warmed a seat in D.C.:
This is no laughing matter. America is currently leaderless — rudderless, too — and unless Congress is willing to step in and do its job, we can expect rough seas ahead.