At 81 years old, Biden is the oldest sitting president in U.S. history, and concerns about his age have been a recurring theme in political discussions. Maher’s comparison of Biden to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom he refers to as “Ruth Bader Biden,” is particularly telling. This nickname suggests that, like Ginsburg, who stayed in office until her death, Biden might also be lingering beyond an optimal departure point.
Maher humorously commented on this, saying, “‘I see myself as a bridge.’ I read this as one term. And I guess the question is, is it too late? I don’t believe it is because you can do it at the convention.”
This sentiment from Maher isn’t isolated but reflects a broader sense of unease within the Democratic Party.
Despite Biden’s early successes in the primaries, there is an evident fracture within the party. This division is further highlighted by the emergence of Democratic challengers such as Rep. Dean Phillips and Cenk Uygur.
Biden’s campaign has been marked by challenges, including his decision to forgo a Super Bowl interview for the second consecutive year and the scrutiny following Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on his age and memory.
The concerns about Biden’s age, coupled with his perceived performance as president, have led to a growing talk among Democrats about the need for new leadership. This internal debate indicates a potential shift in the party’s direction and a readiness to consider alternative candidates who might bring fresh perspectives and energy to the Democratic ticket.
Maher’s comments add a significant voice to this discussion. Known for his influence and outspoken nature, Maher’s stance is a sign of long-time Democratic supporters re-evaluating their stance on Biden’s re-election.