Father time comes for everyone. But this is the last thing Biden was expecting.
And Biden just broke this tragic news about the First Lady.
The passing of Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady of the United States and wife of former President Jimmy Carter, rippled across the country on Sunday, and the current president and first lady were among those honoring the life of a “great American.”
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden issued a statement on Sunday in response to the death of a “dear friend.”
In it, they said, “Rosalynn Carter walked her own path, inspiring a nation and the world along the way.”
The statement reflected on the life of Georgia’s first lady, and later the nation’s, saying she “was a champion for equal rights and opportunities for women and girls; an advocate for mental health and wellness for everyone; and a supporter of the often unseen and uncompensated caregivers of our children, aging loved ones, and people with disabilities.”
The Bidens touched on a prevalent theme in tributes to the former first lady: the love she shared with her husband.
“Above all, the deep love shared between Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter is the definition of partnership, and their humble leadership is the definition of patriotism. She conducted her life according to her faith.”
Jimmy Carter is said to be under hospice care.
“Time and time again, during the more than four decades of our friendship — through rigors of campaigns, through the darkness of deep and profound loss — we always felt the hope, warmth, and optimism of Rosalynn Carter. She will always be in our hearts,” the statement continued.
“On behalf of a grateful nation, we send our love to President Carter, the entire Carter family, and the countless people across our nation and the world whose lives are better, fuller, and brighter because of the life and legacy of Rosalynn Carter,” the Bidens said.
The Bidens’ remark comes as President Biden turns 81 on Monday.
Carter’s death marks the end of an era. An era that Joe Biden was a part of.
Now Americans have their own set of concerns about Joe and his age.
Consider the New York Times/Siena College polls from the six closest states Biden won earlier this month: Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Michigan.
In those states, 71% of registered voters believed Biden was too elderly to be a successful president.
A majority of every group featured in the poll’s crosstabs agreed, including 51% of Democrats.
In 2020, 1/3 of registered voters (36%) said Biden was too old to be a successful president.
Meanwhile, only 39% of people think Trump is too old to be an effective president.
If Biden can’t get out of this hole, then 2024 is looking like a blood bath for Democrats.
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