Birthday boy Biden isn’t getting any younger

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President Joe Biden arrives at Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware, Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, as he heads to his home in Wilmington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Birthday boy Biden isn’t getting any younger

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It is President Joe Biden‘s birthday, meaning the leader of the free world is now 81 years old. He is too old to competently serve as president, and his mental decline is only going to become worse as he chases another four-year term.

At 81, Biden is now four years older than the next oldest president ever (Ronald Reagan, who left office at 77). He is 15 years past retirement age and 7 1/2 years older than the average life expectancy for men in the U.S. He would be 82 if he is reelected and takes office in 2025, and he would leave office at the age of 86.


Worse, though, is that Biden looks every bit his age, or perhaps even older. He frequently struggles to speak in coherent, unscripted sentences. He has spent about 40% of his presidency on vacation and rarely works on weekends, in the morning, or at night. All the while, White House staff cling to the delusional notion that Biden’s “crushing” schedule “would tire a younger president.”

Everyone else sees through this. Biden’s approval is at its lowest point in his presidency, driven by his failures on the world stage. That began with his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, which got 13 U.S. service members killed and left hundreds of Americans stranded as the Taliban took over the country. That has carried over to Hamas’s massacre of civilians in Israel (including at least 31 Americans), an issue that has led Biden to pander to Muslim voters even as hate crimes against Jews rapidly increase.


At home, Biden has overseen rampant inflation stemming directly from his spend-happy policies and a border crisis that is causing even leaders of Democratic cities to call for something to be done. It’s possible that Biden would have been this incompetent of a president at any point in his life given his track record, but his age and the limitations that come with it have been clear going back to his barely existent general election campaign in 2020. It is to the point that even 65% of voters over the age of 65 think Biden is too old to do the job.

Everyone sees that Biden is too old and is unequipped for the job, especially given the current direction of the country. Putting the country and the free world in the hands of a man who forgets his train of thought as often as he forgets where he put classified documents or how many grandchildren he has is a recipe for disaster.

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