America needs a younger president

Recently on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Joe Rogan expressed concerns about President Joe Biden as we inch closer to the 2024 polls. He mentioned that he would rather vote for former president Donald Trump than Biden as he is “gone.”

This concern is not unheard of, and many people in the country have been thinking about it as they wonder if they should vote for Biden to run for another four years in office. Throughout his presidency, he has shown various examples of how mentally unwell he is, and how this could make him unfit to keep leading.

If you are on TikTok, then you are well aware of the clip of Biden during an interview with 60 Minutes where he explains what he thinks of his mental focus. He said, “Oh, it’s focused. I’d say it’s– I think it’s– I– I haven’t– look, I have trouble even mentioning, even saying to myself, my own head, the number of years. I no more think of myself as being as old as I am than fly.” The only thing I could ask upon seeing that was: what?

Not only will he lose the point of what he is talking about at times, but he will forget important things during speeches, like famous phrases in the Declaration of Independence. Ahead of Super Tuesday, the President delivered a speech in Texas where he stumbled reciting the Declaration, saying, “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created by— you know, you know, the thing.” Fans of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” remember this quote, and yet our President could not.

Biden was 78 years old when he was inaugurated. Photo courtesy of Adam Schultz, Wikipedia

He also forgot the loss of late Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. She passed in early August of 2022, leading Biden to release a joint statement with his wife expressing their condolences and order the lowering of the White House flags for a couple of days. Yet, he seemed to forget this as he delivered a speech on Sept. 28 and called for her specifically, asking where she was.

Incidents like these make it hard to feel safe potentially voting him into office for another four years. He has done some good for the country, like signing into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) last year, a step towards ensuring guns do not fall into improper hands. However, as the years go on there is a good chance his mental focus will dwindle more and more. Is that the kind of person we want running the country when we’ve seen the warning signs?

I don’t believe I will be alone in saying this, but I’d say it’s about time we got a younger person to fill the position. I hear older people saying the younger generation is the future, and yet all of the executive decisions surrounding our society have relied on older men.

We need someone who can think fast and speak to the people without becoming obviously confused. He may not be right now, but Rogan perfectly captured what Biden could become in the next few years: gone.

Featured photo courtesy of fastcoin99, Flickr