Joe Biden is not going to be happy when he hears what Nancy Pelosi said about him.
He thinks he’s going to run for President again at the age of 82.
But Nancy Pelosi just threw him under the bus completely.
Joe Biden is already the oldest president in American history by a considerably wide margin at the age of 79.
He will turn 80 after the November elections, and if he were to run for re-election, he would be 82 at the time of the 2024 election.
Furthermore, if he were to win in 2024, he would be serving until the age of 86.
Can you imagine Joe Biden at the age of 86 still being president? It’s inconceivable.
Perhaps that’s why, when asked about whether Joe Biden should run again, Nancy Pelosi refused to give a definitive answer.
At a press conference, Pelosi was asked the following question: “President Joe Biden had an interview with 60 Minutes where he didn’t commit to running for re-election, and I’m wondering if you think he should run in 2024?”
Pelosi gave a very vague answer in response: “President Biden is the president of the United States. He did a great service to our country; he defeated Donald Trump. Let’s not forget that, if you care about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the education of our children, jobs for their families, pensions for our seniors. Any subject you can name. I’m not going into politics about whether the president should run or not.”
It can’t be understated how unusual this is. In virtually any other administration, if a fellow party member of a first-term president is asked whether they should run again, the answer is a resounding yes.
That’s because presidents are generally considered to be the undisputed leaders of their party. That was the case for Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and many others from both parties.
But that’s not the case with Joe Biden. He is widely believed to be in cognitive decline due to his advanced age, and even when his mind was sharp, he was a gaffe machine to begin with and a very hard person to take seriously.
In fact, according to many anonymous reports, Barack Obama was severely embarrassed by Biden numerous times during his presidency because of his tendency to shoot his mouth off and say stupid things.
Biden was elected because Donald Trump was so widely disliked by suburban independent voters, and Biden was simply a generic alternative.
Now that he actually has to serve as president, though, it’s not going so well. And members of his own party appear to be ready to move on.
That doesn’t bode well for Biden and the Democrats in the midterms, as it will make it harder for them to present a unified front to the American public.
And it doesn’t bode well for Biden’s policy agenda, either, as an unpopular president is hardly the best pitchman for the policies that his party supports.
It appears that Joe Biden is in big trouble, and so are the Democrats.