WASHINGTON, DC: Political strategist and the man behind Barack Obama’s two successful White House campaigns, David Axelrod appears to have shaded President Joe Biden over his “age question” twice in one week.
In a recent interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Axelrod reflected on the issue of President Biden’s age, while believing that the issue will be difficult to address.
Coincidentally, Axelrod’s warning came just a day after Biden suffered another gaffe in which he stumbled upon a Veterans Day service at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, according to the Daily Mail .
An Arlington honor guard had to help Biden with stage directions after the president began walking in the wrong direction.
After laying a ceremonial wreath, Biden took several steps in the wrong direction before the Hoor Guard directed him to his seat next to Vice President Kamala Harris.
Axelrod, who managed the winning campaigns of Obama and Biden in 2008 and 2012, discussed in detail the voting scenario for the nation heading to the polls next year.
“I think with Donald Trump on the other end, he could still win this election”
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In a conversation with former Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, Axelrod discussed Biden’s suitability to run for president and said, “I think there’s an issue hanging over him . »
He warned in simple terms: “I think with Donald Trump on the other end, he could still win this election. But the question of age is difficult.
While Biden is only three years older than Trump, who is 77, the current president is embroiled in controversies regarding his age and mainly his health.
Several polls have shown that registered voters consider him “too old” to run for president.
During the discussion, Axelrod continued to talk about other issues that could hamper the campaign and said: “The country is in a bad mood, there’s no doubt about it. It is difficult to be an outgoing president, and the atmosphere was already bad even before his election.
However, he is less pessimistic about these problems because he believes they can be solved. “There are concerns about inflation, it’s a problem. These could be overcome,” commented the strategist.
In the same speech, Axelrod said he believed Biden would be the Democratic Party’s nominee. However, he also added that the “third party point” with candidates like Robert F Kennedy Jr and Cornel West could split the votes that would ultimately go against Biden.
He said: “I believe Joe Biden will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. And for now, we come to the third point.
Axelrod continued: “What concerns me is that Donald Trump has a high floor and a low ceiling, and you add a bunch of third-party candidates to that, and you increase his chances of winning the election. »
On November 5, the man who revolutionized media strategies criticized Biden’s age in a series of tweets on his social media account X (formerly Twitter).
In one of his messages, “Only @JoeBiden can make this decision. If he continues to run, he will be the Democratic Party nominee. What he must decide is whether it is wise; whether it is in HIS best interest or that of the country?
Only @JoeBiden can make this decision. If he continues to run, he will be the Democratic Party nominee. What he must decide is whether it is wise; whether it is in HIS best interest or that of the country?
– David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) November 5, 2023
In the following tweet, he highlights the age factor and adds: “The biggest concern is that his biggest handicap is the one thing he cannot change. Among all the unpredictable, there is one thing that is certain: the arrow of age is only pointing.” in a sense.”
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What worries him most is that his biggest handicap is the one thing he can’t change. Among all the unpredictable, one thing is certain: the arrow of age only points in one direction.
– David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) November 5, 2023
“Age is one problem, health is another”
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Axelrod’s caution sparked mixed opinions from netizens. While a portion of social media users considered their views, another portion was also more inclined to consider other factors.
One netizen remarked, “David Axelrod’s caution is thought-provoking, but Biden’s presidency demonstrates resilience and adaptability.” Age must be considered alongside a leader’s ability to tackle complex challenges, and Biden has proven his mettle.
David Axelrod’s caution is thought-provoking, but Biden’s presidency demonstrates resilience and adaptability. Age must be considered alongside a leader’s ability to tackle complex challenges, and Biden has proven his mettle.
– Shabaz Latif Shabaz (@abbaspuri) November 12, 2023
Someone else asked that another factor be taken into account as well and replied: “Age is one issue, health is another. »
Age is one problem, health is another
– Yulia Goldshteyn (@GoldshteynYulia) November 12, 2023
But someone else joked: “Joe Biden has always been like this, even when he was 40.”
Joe Biden has always been like this, even at 40
— KayDreamer (@kaydreamer11) November 12, 2023
Another social media user supported him and said: “Yeah. He’s too old. There should be another Democrat in his place. Not Hilary and definitely not Kamala Harris!”
Yeah. He’s too old. Another Democrat would have to run in his place. Not Hilary and certainly not Kamala Harris! 🙄
— stockchicNYC (@masnjny) November 12, 2023
“Absolutely absolutely, how he wishes he could resign and support other good Democrats to run for office…” the political strategist unconditionally supported.
Absolutely absolutely, how he wishes he could resign and support another good Democrat to run for office…
— Unu Jeff (@jeff_unu95029) November 12, 2023
“That’s all! He’s still on vacation…”, remarks another.
That’s all ! He’s still on vacation…
— PNWmama5 (@sunflowermama51) November 12, 2023
Someone else said: “The main concern is the future of America!” »
The major concern is the future of America!
– Kathy Faber (@Faberkat) November 12, 2023
“I would rather have a younger candidate, but Biden is still better than any Republican, so he has my vote,” another social media user said.
I would rather have a younger candidate, but Biden is still better than any Republican, so he has my vote
— ScrewTheChew (@screwthechew) November 12, 2023
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