Hillary Clinton's recent remarks about President Joe Biden's age have sparked controversy within the Democratic party. As a two-time presidential loser, Clinton's words carry weight, and her comments only serve to further highlight the growing concerns about Biden's age and mental competency.
During an interview with MSNBC's Alex Wagner, the former first lady stated that Biden's age is a "legitimate issue" and one that voters should consider when casting their ballots. She even went as far as to say that Biden's age is also a concern for former President Donald Trump, who is only three years younger than Biden.
Clinton's comments only add fuel to the fire of speculation surrounding Biden's age and mental fitness for office. And while she did say that Trump's age is also a factor to consider, the reality is that it is not a concern for the former president. Unlike Biden, Trump has not displayed any major mental errors or lapses, and he continues to speak with the same vigor and energy that he did back in 1978, as pointed out by Bill Maher.
But despite Clinton's attempt to shift the focus to Trump, the concern about Biden's age and mental health remains a top issue for voters. In fact, poll data consistently shows that voters are worried about Biden's age and his ability to serve as president. And with the 2024 election quickly approaching, this concern will only continue to grow as Biden becomes more and more public.
Biden's response to the recent special counsel report only served to highlight the concerns about his age and mental acuity. During the press conference addressing the accusations of mishandling classified materials, Biden showed flashes of anger and confusion, even getting the names of the presidents of Mexico and Egypt mixed up.
And this is not an isolated incident for the president. Time and time again, Biden has struggled to remember important details, leading some to question his ability to perform his duties as president effectively. It's not just about his age; it's about his mental capacity.
Clinton's suggestion that Biden should "lean into" his experience to combat the age and mental health issue is a risky move. While highlighting his experience might help to alleviate some concerns, it also puts the spotlight on Biden, who has consistently struggled to maintain his composure and mental acuity in public settings.
In the end, it is undeniable that Biden's age and mental health are legitimate concerns for voters. And while Democrats and Biden's aides may not want to hear it, the reality is that these concerns will continue to be a top issue for voters, especially as the 2024 election draws closer.
Biden's age and mental health are not just niche subjects that can be ignored by serious political observers. They are issues that have the potential to greatly impact his presidency and the future of the Democratic party.
And as Hillary Clinton's remarks have shown, even those within the party are aware of the concerns surrounding Biden's age and mental competency. While she may not have meant to cause harm, her words have only served to keep these concerns alive and well in the minds of voters. And as Biden becomes more prominent in the public eye, these concerns will only continue to grow, making it an even more important issue for voters to consider in the upcoming election.