Joe Biden Turns 81 Years Old

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Joe Biden Turns 81 Years Old

Running for re-election in his condition is an act of profound selfishness.

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Nov. 17, 2023 6:38 pm ETShareResize



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Review and Outlook: ​A​ wake-up call for the Democratic Party, ​as a Siena College-New York Times poll of six​ 2024 battleground states shows Mr. Biden losing to Donald Trump in Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Images: AP/Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly

If President Biden’s birthday Monday is anything like his last one, he’ll eat a cake quietly with family and hope nobody else notices. When he turned the big 80 last fall, the White House arranged a marriage as a distraction for the press. Mr. Biden’s granddaughter was wed on the South Lawn. The timing “was not a coincidence,” two sources told CNN.


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Regardless, voters have managed to notice that Mr. Biden is showing his years. Seventy-seven percent of Americans say he’s too old for another term, according to an August AP poll, including 69% of Democrats, 74% of independents, and 89% of Republicans. And who says Mr. Biden hasn’t united the country? During the 2020 election, concerns about his age were muttered sotto voce, but now they’re front and center in his re-election bid.

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