As Joe Biden approaches 80, he openly acknowledges concerns about his age and health, stating, “I could get a disease, I could drop dead tomorrow.” Nevertheless, he plans to run for a second term in 2024, potentially making him 86 at its end.
Critics argue that age serves as a convenient target for those with different objections to Biden, while supporters highlight his active engagement with the public, often spending extensive time interacting with crowds.
Behind the scenes, concerns about Biden’s age are growing. Staffers express reservations about his energy levels and the feasibility of scheduling long international trips.
Polls suggest that Biden’s age could be a significant factor in the 2024 election. Approximately 64% of surveyed Democratic voters believe the party should nominate a different candidate, primarily due to concerns about his age. The prospect of two elderly candidates, as former President Donald Trump, also 76, criticizes Biden’s performance and age, looms for the 2024 election.