In a critical op-ed, the Wall Street Journal labeled a second Biden term a “historic mistake.” The legacy media group’s editorial board said the general public recognizes “that electing an octogenarian in obvious decline for another four years could be an historic mistake.”
Biden supporters are borderline “selfish” for willfully supporting a second term, they added. “Asking the country to elect a man who is 80 years old and whose second term would end when he is 86 is a risky act that borders on selfish.”
"Electing an octogenarian in obvious decline for another four years could be an historic mistake," says The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board.
"[Biden's] decline is clear to anyone who isn't willfully blind." pic.twitter.com/WdtfwnhaD8
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“It’s impossible to know Mr. Biden’s real physical and mental state because the White House goes to great lengths to hide it. But his decline is clear to anyone who isn’t willfully blind,” the WSJ board added before suggesting Trump could beat out a senile Biden.
“For Democrats, there’s no small risk that Mr. Biden could decline noticeably in the 19 months until Election Day in 2024. In that event, voters on the fence could swing toward a Republican nominee who can at least meet the rigors of the office. Yes, even Donald Trump.”
The group od editors argued Vice President Kamala Harris would be an unsuccessful candidate if Biden potentially had to drop out of the primary.
They called on other Democrats to join the primary against Biden and argued Biden is doing a disservice to the country for running. “In 2008 Hillary Clinton ran an ad saying that she was prepared to take a 3 a.m. phone call in a crisis. Could an 84-year-old Joe Biden take a 3 p.m. call?”
The full op-ed can be read here.