Should he run again?
For those of us who admire Pres Biden because he is a known commodity and he is STEADY. Much like this column and writer. Trustworthy. Speak the truth. These are qualities that are desirable in politics far more than who can't be the greatest- the greatest con man - the greatest liar - the greatest at rabble rousing. It's a very long list. As for physical fitness - no comparison. We have summertime who clearly watched his diet instead of a pile of hamburgers and fries and rides a bicycle instead of a golf cart. The trumpets are clearly disillusioned in comparing mental, physical or psychological fitness of tRump vs Biden.
And Biden attributes hold STEADY vs other GOP candidates as well.
No, sir- I would love to see him retire from politics with grace and dignity.
It’s not a real question of his age, it’s a question of once again the news media is promoting Donald Trump over everyone else as if a criminal,convicted criminal by the way, facing 91 indictments or rather 91 charges should even run again it’s not whether Biden should run again Mr Rather but whether Trump should be allowed by law to run again you just bought into the old age thing. I guess you might be feeling your age, I get that but I just buried a 94-year-old woman in April that could’ve taken on the world.
That said, where would we have been if we hadn’t had Biden for these last three years just wear with this country and Ukraine in NATO be if we didn’t have Joe Biden I’m sorry he earned deserves and will do fine for the next four years. And if Kamala hast to take over Gen X will just go absolutely crazy they love her young people love, Kamala. Old white media is trying to bury her.
Of all the millions of brilliant and politically savy Americans (Mayb that’s a high estimate) why can’t we find someone who could beat Trump hands down and continue to guide our country on the right path?
Agree with all your comments. I will support Biden and frankly anyone that can beat Trump.
President Biden has restored order to the executive branch and presided over the nation’s recovery from the pandemic. Inflation appears to be moderating and unemployment is low. Contrast this with Trump’s chaotic Presidency, incompetent handling of the pandemic, and relentless efforts to undermine the rule of law. An aging Biden is better than a slightly younger Trump who’s declared an all-out war on democracy and the rule of law. Ideally Biden’s VP would have earned the confidence of the American people. Let’s remember that George H.W. Bush had Dan Quayle…
I had to think about this a couple of days. I am very annoyed that Dan Rather, who is 11 years older than Joe Biden, casts doubt on Biden's ability based on age. Biden is doing a phenomenal job. Biden answered the call to save our country from wannabe dictator Trump instead of sitting back to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Note that Rather is keeping at his own trade in spite of age. The Democrats have a deep bench so no matter what happens we are covered. Biden had the courage & wisdom to take on Trump, to unite & reinforce NATO against Putin, to support Ukraine, to remake the US economy by investing in middle class jobs. Show some respect. Biden/Harris 2024.
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our democracy is in jeopardy and in my opinion, there is no individual in the country that has the experience in government as Biden. He has served in every federal branch of government other than the Supreme Court. At this time in history, we need a man of wisdom that cognitive and empirical knowledge provide. It is not Biden's age that is the problem; it is the fear of his death and a woman becoming president. Don't worry, Biden with make 90 years like me.
Harris should excuse herself from the ticket and Biden should pick Hakeem Jeffries to run with him. We need the strongest ticket possible.
I've been following Jon Stewart on Instagram. I really wish he'd run for President. Am I crazy to think we need a smart younger voice like his?
First point, Mr. Rather made no mention of the current other primary options, nor did he mention Senator Sanders when referencing the 2016 issues he raised. To be clear, I dislike former President Trump, Govorners Christie and DeSantis, or the others. We had better put off talking about President Biden's age. Talk isn't enough. His age isn't the problem, his gaff's bring into question what he says and does for too many voters, whether it's fair or not. I do not want a Republican to win. Fair or not I do not support the current Vice President, should she (heaven forbid), become the President. I wanted Senator Sanders to be the nominee in 2016, and I think he would have won. The DNC has ruled that any Democrat seeking the nomination, besides the Pres.ident, in the Iowa caucus, or in the New Hampshire and other primaries, will have their affirmations and or votes nullified. That is in direct conflict to the DNC's own rules! Robert Kennedy Jr. will beat the President for the nomination or he won't in a fair primary season and convention. He is unbeatable if he were to be the nominee. The President may or may not win, the Vice President would definately lose, and worst of all, some 80 million eligible voters will once again, fail to do the one thing the should as a citizen, VOTE
I don’t disagree with the concern around President Biden’s age. It’s not unwarranted. But what really bothers me is that no one talks about Trump’s age. He’s just three years younger than Biden, he’s nowhere near as fit, and he carries a lot more real baggage than Joe. For Pete’s sake, Trump has been impeached twice, indicted 4 times, is awaiting trial, is a liar, a cheat and a sneak. And that’s just scratching the surface of how awful a human being Trump is. I wish the media would spend half as much time reminding people of Trump’s complete lack of any character. Then maybe we can talk seriously about Biden’s age.
The age of Biden is not an issue particularly when compared to the age of Donald Trump. I think he can do the job, I honestly believe he will live well past the next term and admire his honesty and openness. In the meanwhile, the Democratic party needs to make room for female leadership, its a shame we have not had a female leader for this long.
I had accidentally subscribed to Steady for an entire year. My subsciptoon ends this week and I will not renew.
This is an echo chamber with little substance.
If you want to get in one last shot at labeling me a troll, this is your opportunity.
I write the following to start a discussion about a thought ....
Over many years, I have come to think of a US President as partly a figurehead. Yes, a President does a lot of negotiating and building or repairing global relationships. This is particularly true when the President has a built a favorable and recognizable name and has had success in previous governmental positions.
Most importantly, a very key role is who the President appoints in the cabinet and the many other positions/advisors throughout the administration.
In this respect, Biden's age hardly matters. The intelligent and respected participants he has appointed are largely responsible for 'his' many successes. The presidency is a relationship business.
Electing a President is similar to a marriage. A marriage isn't just to one person ... you get the whole family.