A columnist for the New York Times is begging President Joe Biden to not run for re-election, claiming the President is “alarmingly incoherent.”
Context: Bret Stephens, a columnist for the New York Times, wants Biden to announce his intentions to not seek re-election so Democrat contenders can make preparations for their runs.
Stephens argues that Biden’s age and his cognitive state make it unhealthy for him to seek a second term.
Why this matters: Stephens is a “conservative” and critic of Donald Trump argued that Biden announcing his retirement would energize a weak Democrat party.
Why this is important: In the 80s it was “fair game” for the press to criticize President Ronald Reagan’s age but the late 70’s Biden is off-limits.
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