Happy Joe Biden is too old day! On Monday, US media outlets far and wide will remind Americans that the 46th president is the oldest man ever elected to the nation’s highest office, with stories appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, Reuters, NBC, Politico, ABC, Punchbowl, CBS, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, The Hill, USA Today, and others containing words like “gerontocracy” and sentences invariably saying something along the lines of “Although likely 2024 rival former President Donald Trump is just three and a half years younger at 77, polls show that many voters perceive him to project more vigor and energy than the incumbent.”
The stories will quote from Democratic experts expressing concern that Biden’s campaign hasn’t decided on a strategy for appealing to these voters going into this crucial election year, with lots of wallets feeling the pinch from stubborn inflation despite low unemployment and steady economic growth. Also two major overseas wars and a crisis at the southern border, can’t forget those.
The mainstream media outlets will also print a number of opinion and analysis pieces by political experts timed to mark the occasion, with takes ranging from “Joe Biden is too old” to “Joe Biden is way too old,” though a few will say “Joe Biden’s age brings the experience and wisdom needed to navigate today’s escalating crises,” or “Here’s how Joe Biden can turn the age issue around.”
President Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has spent nearly 47 of the previous 51 years of his life serving in federally elected office in Washington DC.