President Joe Biden’s ambitions to compete for re-election in 2024 have raised a “major” red flag, according to David Axelrod, a former adviser to Barack Obama during his presidency.
According to the Washington Examiner, the former Obama adviser’s comments surfaced in a Saturday New York Times piece that looked at the growing number of senior Democrats who are more concerned about Biden’s leadership.
Axelrod expressed particular alarm over Biden’s advanced age, noting that if he is re-elected, he will be nearly 90 years old by the end of his second term.
“The presidency is a monstrously taxing job, and the stark reality is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major issue.” said by Axelord.
However, in December, Biden stated that if he was in good health, he would run for reelection.
“I’m a great respecter of fate. Fate has intervened in my life many, many times. If I’m in the health I’m in now, if I’m in good health, then, in fact, I would run again.” statement given by Biden.
Questions about Biden’s health are becoming more widespread among his detractors. His detractors point to the president’s erratic mental clarity and uneven displays of physical vitality.
Democrats’ doubts about Biden’s ability to serve as Commander in Chief are growing as Democrats become more concerned about the 2022 midterm elections, in which Republicans are largely predicted to retake control of at least one chamber of Congress.
Should Biden decline a second term as president, a lengthy list of younger politicians are expected to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential candidacy. Former Biden adversaries who eventually joined his presidential administration, such as Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, are likely to be among these persons.
Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have also been mentioned as possible candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential candidacy.
As long as Biden’s poll numbers continue to plummet, speculation over whether he would seek a second term as president will undoubtedly persist.
According to a recent Morning Consult/Politico poll, 37% of Democrats “strongly approve” of Biden’s work as president.
Only 33% of American adults approve of how Biden is handling his post, according to a Quinnipiac poll taken around the same time.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Blaze News.