As Joe Biden approaches his 80th birthday, he finds himself in a unique position, leading the United States as its President, and contemplating a bid for a second term in the 2024 election.
With the passage of time, his age and health have become focal points of discussion. President Biden himself has not shied away from acknowledging these concerns, once stating, “I could get a disease, I could drop dead tomorrow,” in a candid admission of his own mortality.
Critics of the President are quick to point to his age as a convenient target for their opposition. They argue that concerns about his health and stamina are emblematic of broader disagreements with his policies and approach to governance.
These critics often cite the demanding nature of the presidency and suggest that someone of advanced age may not be up to the task. Such concerns are not unique to Joe Biden, as they have arisen in the past with older presidential candidates.