Joe Biden is facing an early crisis point in his bid for re-election.
Even other Democrats are coming around to acknowledging the reality of the situation.
And what Joe Biden got caught on camera doing was the last straw for this close ally.
Democrats groaned when video went viral on social media of Joe Biden stumbling and falling flat on his face during the Air Force Academy commencement ceremony.
Normally a president falling down would be fodder for late-night talk show hosts – before they turned into therapists for liberals who spent the last six years in a mental breakdown over Donald Trump – and the news cycle would move on.
But Joe Biden is 80 years old and clearly in cognitive and physical decline.
And with polls showing Biden losing to both Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis the last thing Democrats want is the election morphing into a referendum on the idea of Joe Biden serving as president until he is 86 years old.
some top Democrats have privately been saying for months that they’re nervous about Biden tripping again on the trail. Today he did—>
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 1, 2023
Ever since Joe Biden declared he was running for president in 2019 the corporate media instituted a blackout on the fact that Joe Biden struggles to remember names, dates or sometimes even where he is.
The press wanted to defeat Donald Trump and understood that if the election was a referendum on Joe Biden, Trump would win a second term.
But now that Biden announced he is running for re-election, panic set in on the left.
The Real Clear Politics polling average shows Trump leading Biden by 1.8 points – which makes Trump the strongest Republican against Biden in the polls – and the liberals are freaking out over the prospect of Trump returning to the White House.
Biden falling down while trying to walk and not being able to get back up without help came on the heels of an ABC/Washington Post poll which found that over 60 percent of Americans think Biden does not have the mental sharpness or physical fitness to serve as president.
The one-two punch of polling and video evidence of Biden not being up to the job led Biden’s normal allies in the media to broach the age subject as a way to subtly pressure Biden to bow out of the race so Democrats can pick a new candidate.
MSNBC’s left-wing activist Jonathan Lemire told the channel’s liberal audience Biden falling down would lead to voters wondering if Biden is too old to serve another term.
“He does seem fine,” Lemire began. “On a serious note, this is, and you’re right, we have spent, correctly, the majority of this block talking about the debt ceiling bill and that accomplishment, but presidents do fall. They do. They trip and fall. President Obama did a few times. But no president has ever been 81 years old and run for re-election while they did so. His age is an issue here.”
“The Republicans immediately jumped on this,” Lemire added. “They blasted it all over social media. The White House was very quick to be defensive. They pride themselves, this White House, on being above the fray, ‘We don’t engage on Twitter.’ Yesterday, they were all over Twitter because they knew, they know, polls show that Americans do have concerns about the president’s age. This is going to be a storyline they have to deal with. But they feel like they have. They feel like voters in 2020 know how old Joe Biden is, they know how old he is now, they like the job he is doing, he seems like he is fine.”
Despite the fact that Joe Biden said he is running for re-election there has been little in the way of campaign events or scheduling.
And Biden’s team did not announce its fundraising haul from the first day Biden announced his re-election bid which is a sure sign of a lack of enthusiasm in the party for his candidacy.
The increasing focus on Joe Biden’s age in the media and the lackluster start to the Biden campaign has many wondering if Biden will actually follow through on his plan to run for re-election.
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