In a recent Pew Research study, America has some of the oldest presidents ever in American history, and the American people overwhelmingly favor a limit for possible Presidents at 75 years of age or younger.
Sunday was the 80th birthday of President Joe Biden, and 86% of Americans questioned by Pew Research believe that 75 is an appropriate obligatory retirement age.
The average age of a Senator is 64 years old, whereas the average age of a Representative is 58. According to FiscalNote, the oldest members of the House and Senate were born in 1933, far before the United States’ involvement in World War II.
If America was to have a cut-off limit, both Joe Biden and Donald Trump would be disqualified from running for the oval office.
As reported by Reuters, 71% of Democrats surveyed say that Biden is “mentally bright and able to cope with challenges,” compared to 46% who doubt he can handle re-election campaigning, based on a Reuters/Ipsos poll done Nov. 8 and 9.
Regardless of political background, 68% of those polled believe Biden may not be up to the role in two years, while fewer than half feel the same about Trump. The study indicated that 86% of Americans feel the age limit for serving as president should be 75 or younger.
Biden’s periodic linguistic blunders and penchant for straying off-script during live appearances lend credence to the notion that he may not be able to handle another term. According to his fans, the president overcame a childhood stammer and had been improvising in public for decades.
In November, during the ASEAN Summit, Biden honored Columbia instead of Cambodia, confusing the two countries.
In October, when addressing the impact of the Ukraine war on inflation, Biden became confused. During that specific speech, Biden stated inflation is a global concern due to the war in Iraq, the impact on oil, and Russia’s actions. He mistook Ukraine for Iraq.
He acknowledged his error, explaining that he thought of Iraq because that is where his son died. However, Biden’s son did not pass away in Iraq, where he served in the military for years. Biden’s son passed away several years after his final tour in Maryland from a brain tumor.
In September, while delivering opening comments at a White House conference on hunger, nutrition, and health, Biden incorrectly shouted out for the late Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski, who died in a vehicle accident in August.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, refused to acknowledge Biden’s error. Jean-Pierre informed reporters, who pressed her for further information, that Walorski was Biden’s first thought when he picked the hunger conference’s congressional advocates.
During a July address on climate change, Biden made a stunning health disclosure alluding to the fact that he had cancer.
Biden was treated for “non-melanoma skin malignancies” many years ago, and White House spokesman Andrew Bates attempted to deflect the remark by referring to these conditions. However, Bates was unable to explain why Biden used the present tense to describe his cancer – or why Biden earlier used the oily-windshield yarn to imply that he had asthma.
Biden’s bumpy trip to the Middle East in 2022 included a slip of the tongue that made a Cabinet member shudder.
“We’ll always honor the bravery and selfishness — selflessness,” he said, correcting himself. “And sacrifices of the Americans who served, including my son, Major Beau Biden, who was stationed in Iraq for a year.”
During a speech about the Holocaust, he used the word honor instead of horror. He initially said to keep alive “the truth and honor of the Holocaust alive.” Before correcting himself to add “horror of the Holocaust.”
At a time when Americans can agree on so little, it is surprising to see them so forcefully unite across political lines on one issue. The American people have sent a clear message, Biden is too old to run again.