(Breitbart) The Atlantic ran a damning article on Thursday stating President Joe Biden should not seek reelection in 2024 because it would be “immediately liberating” for Biden if he were to bow out of 2024 consideration.
Just days after the White House emphatically stated Biden would seek a second term, the Atlantic‘s Mark Leibovich announced opposition to the idea, citing poll numbers, Biden’s age, and political strategy.
“The ‘whispers’ are becoming shouts,” the article said about Biden’s lack of ability to handle the job another term due to his age. “It has become thoroughly exhausting—for Biden and his party and, to some extent, the country itself. But the question quiets considerably when no one’s calculating how old a president born during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration will be in 2028.”
According to polling, a majority of voters believe Biden is unfit to be president and doubt his mental ability. Fifty-three percent of respondents said they had “doubts” about Biden’s mental ability. Sixty-two percent said Biden is not fit to be president because he is too old.
The publication strategized that if Biden decided not to run in 2024 it “would be immediately liberating” for both the Democrat Party and for himself.
“Stepping aside would permit Biden to shed the demands of being a disciplined candidate (never his strong suit),” the article continued. “He could off-load all of the burdens and suspicions that come with electoral ambitions. Nothing buys goodwill for a politician like self-removal from consideration.”
“Biden is by no means the more eloquent character he was in his younger days. It can be painful to watch him give prepared speeches. His tone can be tentative, and certain sentences can become hopscotching journeys. His aides in the room look visibly nervous at times,” the article observed. “Let me put this bluntly: Joe Biden should not run for reelection in 2024. He is too old.”