Hillary says Biden’s too old but vote for him to save ‘our democracy’

It’s beginning to look iffy on whether cognitively declining 81-year-old President Joe Biden will emerge from the Democratic National Convention in August as the party’s presidential nominee, with even Hillary Clinton acknowledging that Biden is “old.”

Being a Clinton, the former Secretary of State tried to present the geriatric president as the best choice during an appearance on the Mornings with Zerlina radio show on SiriusXM, telling listeners to “accept” that Biden may be old but that he will save our democracy — whatever that means — from Donald Trump.

“Somebody the other day said to me … ‘Well, but, you know, Joe Biden’s old.’ I said, ‘You know what, Joe Biden is old. Let’s go ahead and accept the reality. Joe Biden is old,'” Clinton said.

“So we have a contest between one candidate who’s old but who’s done an effective job and doesn’t threaten our democracy,” Clinton added. “And we have another candidate who is old, barely makes sense when he talks, is dangerous, and threatens our democracy.”

“So, really, pick between your two old ones and figure out how you’re going to save our democracy,” she said. “Because no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, you want to maintain freedom and the rule of law and protection for people’s fundamental rights, or at least I used to think so.”

Given Biden’s many blunders and gaffes, it was surprising to see Clinton claim that Trump “barely makes sense.” At the same time, it’s hard to believe that the workshop response to Biden being old is to point out that Trump, 77, is old too.

“Listen to Donald Trump, who is, like, ranting, making no sense, can’t even remember who he is running against,” she said. “He constantly talks about Barack Obama being his opponent. Last I checked, that wasn’t what was happening. So, if you’re worried about a person not necessarily knowing what’s going on, I’d worry a lot more about Donald Trump.”

A recent New York Times/Siena College poll found that 61 percent of those who voted for Biden in 2020 agree somewhat or strongly agree that he is “just too old to be an effective president.” Overall, 73 percent of registered voters polled strongly or somewhat believed Biden is too old.

In contrast, only 15 percent of those who voted for Donald Trump in 2020 agree that he is now “too old” to run the nation.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on X:


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