Joe Biden barely left his basement when he ran for president in 2020. In the final months of the campaign, while then-President Donald Trump traveled the nation, Biden hosted a few small events in backyards with a small group of socially isolated supporters before calling it a day.
It was a wise decision. Given that I have been following Biden since the beginning of the nineties and he was razor-sharp then, I can assure you that Hidin’ Biden was able to mask his declining mental acuity. Despite promising to “bring openness and truth again to the government,” Biden has kept to himself since taking office. He has conducted the fewest news conferences since Ronald Reagan while holding only half as many as that of his predecessor.
But running once more? Yes. Biden, 80, said on Tuesday that he will run for re-election in 2024; if he were to win, he would be 86 years old at the completion of his second term.
One Republican presidential contender believes that Biden isn’t actually in charge and that this amounts to elder abuse.
“The idea that Joe Biden is truly vying for president is untrue. He isn’t,” businessman Vivek Ramaswamy stated on Fox News on Monday. “It’s basically the management class pushing its own agenda behind Joe Biden. They do not consider Biden’s cognitive impairment a flaw. It’s an attribute.”
“This is how the management elite destroys the people, he observed, not with a bang, rather with a whimper. It is elder abuse to be honest.”
Ramaswamy was blunt and referred to Biden as a “hollowed-out husk.”
“The hollowed-out husks of its puppets provide the administrative state more control over them. For Biden’s managers, the fact that it constitutes elder abuse is just a necessary evil. The Democratic National Committee is spitting in the face of its grassroots support by refusing to conduct primary debates this year.”
Ramaswamy is accurate. Despite having two declared opponents, Marianne Williamson and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., according to The Washington Post, “the National Democratic Party has declared it is going to back Biden’s reelection, and it has no intention to sponsor primary debates.”
Maybe Biden will vanish once more in the 2024 election. As president, he has. As reported by the Times, which quoted the American Presidency Project from the University of California in Santa Barbara, Biden held barely 10 press conferences annually throughout his first two years in office, including eleven alone and nine alongside foreign leaders.
During his first two years in office, former President Donald Trump averaged 19.5; in comparison, Barack Obama achieved 23; and Bill Clinton achieved 41.5.
An NBC News survey indicated that only 26% of Americans favor the president, while 70% of Americans, including 51% of Democrats, believe that Biden should not be running for re-election.
The majority of respondents (48%) mentioned Biden’s age as their “major” worry about him running again. Another 21% of respondents cited Biden’s age as a “minor” worry.
And don’t forget: Vice President Kamala Harris would be in charge if Biden were to fail to complete his second term.