Questions about Joe Biden’s age have loomed over his presidency ever since he entered the White House. We were relieved that the previous occupant, the boorish, crude, vulgar and racist Trump had been fired by the American people, but we wondered how long the feeble Biden would maintain residence at 1600 Pennsylvania before a stroke or simply the ravages of old age would force him to move to the Villages in Florida.
On Sunday, Biden will reach a major milestone when he is expected to spend his 80th birthday with his family in the White House. The average lifespan of an American male is 77.28 years, the lucky males who reach this milestone celebrate their birthdays in nursing homes or in a retirement community.
On his birthday Biden will reminisce about old times, hug his grandchildren, and relish his major milestone comfortably ensconced in the White House.
But I’m wondering if Biden’s wife and his aides have advised him against running for reelection.
During a news conference last week, when he was asked about whether he had it in him to run for reelection, Biden replied “Watch me.”
Sir, we have been watching you. We have watched you fall from a bike. We have watched you shake hands with your invisible friends. We have watched you dazed and confused wondering how to exit a stage. We have watched you lose your train of thought repeatedly during a speech. We have watched a physical frail and addle minded septuagenarian and now octogenarian prove that time catches up with every one of us.
COVID-19 saved Joe Biden from campaigning in 2020, he almost never ventured outside of his basement. He can’t use that excuse this time, and I don’t think he has the energy to run a presidential campaign, and he certainly doesn’t have the wherewithal to run the greatest country in the world.