Ex-Labor Secretary Robert Reich says President Biden is too old to seek re-election — and he swears he’s not being “ageist.”
Reich is a prominent Democrat — with his party sending out a survey asking left-leaning voters to rate his appeal on Monday after he urged the president to retire gracefully.
“Joe, please don’t run,” Reich wrote in the Guardian.
“It’s not death that’s the worrying thing about a second Biden term. It’s the dwindling capacities that go with aging,” he added in the Guardian column.
Biden is 79 and Reich is 76 and confesses to “a certain loss of, shall we say, fizz.”
He admits “the culture has flipped in so many ways” and it’s difficult to keep up. The real question is who is talking to the Labor Secretary who served under Bill Clinton?
All you have to do is look at the list of the top Democrats jockeying for the pole position in a 2024 presidential race if Biden somehow changes his mind and bows out.
Hillary Clinton says she’s not considering a run — if Biden seeks re-election. Others who could beat her to the starting line include Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Vice President Kamala Harris, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Bay State Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
All, especially Warren, are making moves to place themselves back in the public eye as Biden’s support drops below 40% and he returns from this Mideast trip with mixed results.
On the Republican side, that field is wide-open and waiting for former President Donald Trump to jump in or not.
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