President Biden announced his campaign for president just this past Tuesday. But immediately came crashing down.
And Joe Biden’s campaign is DOA after this startling revelation.
The Biden administration has spent more than half a year stringing along Americans about whether Biden would run for a second term.
Meanwhile, the vast majority of those polled have said they don’t want him to run.
Even most Democrats wanted anybody else to run for the Democrat ticket.
But that didn’t stop Biden from announcing his campaign – but a shocking comment from Biden decades ago is coming back to bite him.
President Biden famously chastised an opponent for being too old for office, despite being over 20 years younger than the oldest-ever commander-in-chief.
Biden, who is running for president despite being 80 years old, was a 29-year-old local Delaware councilor in 1972 when he waged the harsh — and ultimately successful — Senate campaign.
Biden regularly chastised incumbent Republican Sen. Cale Boggs for being too old at 63 – 23 years younger than Biden will be at the end of his second term as president if re-elected.
At the time, his campaign strategy was described as slamming Boggs for being a “dear old dad.”
At the time, Biden boasted to local Democrats that his opponent, who had postponed his retirement plans to seek for reelection, had warmly told him how vital it was “for youth to be involved in politics.”
Biden felt sure of his victory because he knew “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.
According to CNN, his campaign commercials regularly chastised Boggs for being too old to grasp modern living.
“To Cale Boggs, an unfair tax was the 1948 poll tax. To Joe Biden an unfair tax is the 1972 income tax,” one newspaper ad read.
One radio commercial also criticized Boggs for being overly concerned with Russia while disregarding domestic issues like crime, a charge that Biden also confronts today.
“One of the biggest differences between Cale Boggs and Joe Biden is the things they worry about,” the radio ad said, according to CNN.
According to one poll, 59% of Democrats felt that “Joe Biden is too old to work in government.”
“In Cale Boggs’ day when Stalin ruled, Americans had visions of the Russian soldiers in our streets. In Joe Biden’s day, Americans have visions of American criminals in our streets,” it said.
This one, like many others, included the tagline, “Joe Biden, he understands what’s happening today.”
Other Senators criticized the agist strategy, which was credited with being the key to Biden’s success at the time.
At the time, the Associated Press headline read, “Biden stressed age to defeat Boggs, 63.”
In the 2024 election, Biden’s age — as well as his lapses and gaffes — will be inevitable, with 59% of Democrats polled by Reuters/Ipsos in February saying that the phrase “Joe Biden is too old to work in government” describes the president.
Even the left-wing CNN highlighted that Biden’s age has been “omnipresent” in practically every conversation about him seeking re-election.
Doctors, however, have insisted that the oldest-ever US president is “fit for duty,” and the White House has frequently stated that his record demonstrates that he is cognitively sharp enough for the position.
According to White House spokesman Andrew Bates, Biden has made “historic progress” that has been “enthusiastically welcomed by younger Americans.”
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