Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has just announced that he will not run for re-election to the Senate.
The experienced politician, who has held public office for 25 years, feels that young forces should be allowed to decide the direction the country should take.
in Video message Republican Mitt Romney, 76, says he will step down.
– At the end of the new period, I will be in my mid-eighties. Frankly, it’s time for a new generation of leaders, Romney says.
He believes Joe Biden (80 years old) and Donald Trump (77 years old) should do the same.
Omar Biden makes headlines
Joe Biden’s age and whether he is too old to indulge in another term as president are being debated around American dinner tables.
It’s a recurring theme in the campaign on the Republican side.
Just over 40 percent of people believe Biden is doing a good job, according to measurements posted on the site Thirty-five eight.
That’s roughly the same number that Donald Trump had at the same time during his presidency.
Polls It also shows that three out of four voters are more concerned about Biden’s age than Trump’s.
Former President Donald Trump is now the same age as Ronald Reagan when he left the White House.
in Chronicle In the New York Times, Frank Bruni wrote that Trump’s behavior also shows signs of an old man.
Bruni believes that if the election is between Biden and Trump, it will not be an adult decision to reject Biden because he is too old.
But for now, it is Biden who will get through the most.
Biden’s weak link
Franklin Foer, author of a new biography of Joe Biden, spoke NBC News It would not be entirely surprising if the president chose to withdraw from the campaign before the new year.
Other commentators say outright that Joe Biden should not run again in 2024. In that case, they say, he would have to change his VP. Biden has rejected this several times.
By running for re-election, Biden risks undoing his greatest achievement: stopping Trump, writes influential commentator David Ignatius.
in Column in The Washington Post Ignatius believes that Biden should step down because age, or perception of him, prevents him.
– It would be a wise choice for the country. Time is running out, Ignatius writes, referring to the nomination battle.
The primaries, where candidates test their leadership skills, begin in January. So far, no one threatens Biden’s candidacy.
several It highlights Vice President Kamala Harris, 58, as the weak link.
she has Low turnout From Biden, and when voters think Biden is old, they look to the vice president.
Ignatius believes that Kamala Harris has not achieved success, while Biden has at least been an effective and successful president.
The former editor of the liberal magazine The New Republic, Andrew Sullivan, believes that Biden’s health represents a problem, and this is clear every time he walks or speaks.
-It’s time to leave the stage, He writes Sullivan, who endorsed Biden in 2020.
Congress on Aging
Many elected officials in the United States have significant experience.
Veterans like Mitch McConnell, 81, Nancy Pelosi, 83, and Dianne Feinstein, 90, are walking, or rolling, around the halls of Congress, while others are on the verge of retirement.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell also helped modernize the debate about the age and suitability of politicians.
Twice a month, McConnell froze, becoming numb and mute in front of the press corps.
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