MOSCOW, October 1 – Novosti. The state of US President Joe Biden has changed markedly over the past ten years, his behavior in public calls into question the possibility of re-election, writes Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle.
“It is enough to watch a ten-year-old video to see that now the president looks much slower than before. <…> This is a problem for a politician,” the journalist said.
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In her opinion, Biden is very lucky in 2020. Due to the social restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus, the election campaign was greatly reduced, otherwise the Americans would have seen “the candidate’s tendency to senile insanity” earlier, although even then he “looked tired and sounded insecure at any time of the day.”
“The more the head of the White House meets with voters – and he will have to do this for the campaign in 2024, the more questions he will have about his age,” McArdle said.
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Recently, Biden’s mental state has been a source of concern when he tried to talk to a congresswoman who died in a car accident in August.
The American leader, who turns 80 this year, has become the oldest president of the United States in history. Critics constantly accuse him of mental decline, citing frequent gaffes and mistakes he makes.
So, a week ago, he could not leave the stage without outside help, and before that he called his vice president Kamala Harris as president , confused the names of countries and stumbled when boarding a plane.