Is Joe Biden perhaps too old to run for the presidency again in 2024? Hillary Clinton, a former candidate for president, acknowledged that the president’s advanced years do present a problem, but asked people to look beyond this and embrace his accomplishments instead.
At the Financial Times Weekend Festival this week, Clinton, 75, spoke on the president’s eligibility for his office, stating “his age is a concern, and all Americans have a right to consider” it, according to Fox News.
Following FT editor Edward Luce’s mention of Biden’s problems dealing with a straightforward flight of stairs at last week’s G-7 meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, the former senator from the state of New York offered her opinion.
A day or two ago, when he was walking down the stairs, “there was that shocking moment in which he nearly tumbled over,” Luce stated.
“You panic every time it occurs because these issues might have serious results. Is it a problem?”
“Anyone may be concerned about it. There have been far younger presidents who have fallen previously, but no one had heart palpitations,” Clinton said.
In addition, the former first lady said that Biden has a “good record” in the White House and that she thinks he is motivated to compete for re-election.
“I believe he will run.”
“In terms of employment and development, as well as future planning with CHIPS and other things,” Biden, according to Clinton, seldom ever receives the credit he deserves.
“So I definitely hope he keeps his level of focus and ability to compete in the election because I think he can win, and that is what we should all wish for.”
Clinton’s comments came about a month after the president declared his intention to seek for reelection in 2024 after weeks of rumors.
On election day, Joe Biden will be 81, making him the senior president in American history.
While his record is being questioned by prospective voters, he has faced ongoing concerns about his advanced age and whether an entire campaign season including a second term as president are within his capabilities.
According to a study issued this week, according to Breitbart News, just 33% of American adults said they approved of Biden’s handling of the economy as a whole, and only 24% feel things are going well.
Due to his poor management of the job, some people even believe Biden should be impeached.
The reaction of certain members of his own party to a 2024 candidacy worries Biden even more.
According to a recent CBS News/YouGov survey, only 22% of Democrats are thrilled that Biden is running for reelection, and only 28% are confident in his chances of winning.
Democrats are concerned about the president’s advanced age, according to the survey.