Joe Biden, the 80-year-old Democrat running for President in 2024, has a long history of attacking political opponents for being “too old” for office. In 1972, Biden, then a 29-year-old local Delaware councilman, ran a campaign for Senate and repeatedly launched attacks on incumbent Republican Sen. Cale Boggs for “being too old;” he was 63 at the time. Biden’s campaign approach in the 1970s was described as mocking Boggs for being a “Dear old dad,” The New York Post noted. Biden even bragged to local Democrats that his rival had told him how important it was “for youth to be involved in politics.”
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The confident Biden knew he could win because he could tell that “Cale doesn’t want to run.” “He’s lost that old twinkle in his eye he used to have,” Biden said, according to a Delaware Evening Journal report from the time. Biden’s campaign was focused on attacking Boggs for being “too old to understand modern life.” “To Cale Boggs an unfair tax was the 1948 poll tax. To Joe Biden an unfair tax is the 1972 income tax,” according to one newspaper.
It is ironic that Biden is now running for President in 2024, 20 years older than the age he lambasted his political opponent for being “too old” for office. Furthermore, Biden is facing scrutiny from Republicans and Democrats alike over his age and mental health. Former White House doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Md.) has demanded Biden take a cognitive test or drop out of his recently announced 2024 presidential race. Jackson renewed his calls for the president to take a mental evaluation in the wake of seeking reelection.
It is clear that Joe Biden is not fit to be President of the United States. His age and mental health are both questionable and his past actions show that he is willing to attack political opponents for their age. It is hypocritical for Biden to criticize a 63-year-old opponent for being “too old” for office while running for President at 80 years old. Joe Biden should take the advice of Rep. Ronny Jackson and take a cognitive test or drop out of the 2024 presidential race before it is too late.