This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, August 16, 2019:
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s gaffes have provided entertainment for many and grist for others, calling into his question his presidential run. But Biden’s real problem is something that cannot be fixed: He’s old and getting older. He’ll be 78 just weeks after the November 2020 election.
Biden’s verbal flubs, such as getting dates, cities, and the British prime minister’s name wrong, have provided material for conservative commentators and for some of Biden’s rivals. And the president has no doubt been collecting them in a special file to be rolled out during presidential debates next year if Biden survives the primaries.
Pressure on Biden’s staff to cut back on his public appearances in order to reduce the chances for additional verbal blunders and misstatements would not effectively hide from the public the one thing that cannot be fixed: Biden is getting older and he is slowing down, both mentally and physically.
Alan Feirer, Democrat Party chair in Madison County, Iowa, told the Washington Post: