President Joe Biden’s presence in Pueblo, Colorado, has thrust his mental struggles into the spotlight, raising significant doubts about his capacity to pursue re-election in 2024.
The concerns surrounding his cognitive abilities have become a focal point, with the event in Pueblo serving as a catalyst for discussions about the feasibility of Biden seeking another term in office.
The Editorial Board of the New York Post, on Thursday, November 30 expressed its apprehensions, describing Biden’s decline as “painful to watch” and highlighting the cringe-worthy moments during a speech aimed at promoting a wind-tower factory.
The president, seeking to emphasize the creation of “good, green jobs” and boost his approval ratings on the economy, found himself fumbling through a scripted speech.
Biden’s attempt at humor with a nuclear “football” joke fell flat as he stumbled through an introduction, attempting to lighten the mood but only managing to create an awkward moment.
His ad-libbing continued with borderline-racist comments, referring to South Korean corporate plant owners and boasting about friendship with the former leader, Mr. Moon, who had left office the previous year.
The speech included other notable gaffes, such as references to “Congressman Trump” and misplaced geographical details in a story about Deng Xiaoping, who passed away in 1997.
These incidents further fueled concerns about Biden’s cognitive abilities, leading to questions about his fitness for a second term.
Despite efforts by Biden’s staff to limit his public appearances, the Editorial Board contends that the president’s decline is evident and suggests that running for re-election without campaign stops might be the only viable option.
Polls already indicate that a significant number of Democrats prefer another candidate, yet the party establishment remains steadfast in supporting Biden.
The Editorial Board implores Democrats to wake up to the reality of the situation, arguing that sticking with Biden does neither the nation nor the party any good.
The plea is rooted in a belief that it is becoming increasingly cruel to keep Biden in a position where his mental struggles are on public display.
The article suggests expressing gratitude for Biden’s service and actively seeking a candidate who can pass an “elementary sniff-test.”
The piece concludes with a warning that voters, doubtful about Biden’s ability to complete a second term, might explore alternative options, including supporting Republican candidates, third-party candidates, or even contemplating a move to another country.
The article paints a picture of a Democratic Party at a critical crossroads, urging a reevaluation of its leadership and future direction.