As President Biden prepares to run for re-election in 2024, his supporters and supporters are slammed as he faces a tough campaign amid criticism of his age and mental and physical abilities, according to a new report. We are preparing.
Democrat He’s already braced himself for the critics who point out every time the 80-year-old president stumbles while boarding Air Force One or makes a gaffe to spotlight his age and mental abilities. Hill reported on Sunday.
“It’s going to really put the president to the test,” one Democratic strategist who has worked on the recent presidential campaign told the outlet. will be scrutinized more than the recent contenders in , so they will have to move from place to place and be at the top of their game at every stop.”
Republicans “already make age and mental acuity part of their debate,” said the Democratic operative, who claimed that Biden fell off his bike last summer near his beach home in Delaware. He mentioned the wall-to-wall coverage of the time.
“They’re going to be looking for something to show that he’s not cut out for the job. He travels a lot, so there will inevitably be some moments.
Another strategist told The Hill:
The 2024 election is set for 2020, when Biden spent much of his time campaigning from the basement of his Delaware home during the coronavirus pandemic, appearing on news shows, late-night talk shows, and documenting virtual election spots. election will be very different.
Former President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters mocked Biden for being locked in a basement, accusing him of “hidden” while they were out in the stumps.
Biden doesn’t have that option this time. He must show that he can handle the rigors of the election campaign while juggling the day-to-day affairs of the country.
Biden will be judged not only on his interactions with voters, but also on his “activist vigor,” said Basil Smikle, director of public policy programs at Hunter University and a former New York State Democratic strategist. Stated.
“He benefits from having more control over his environment as president now than he did in 2020,” Smikle told The Hill. “But even through that lens, criticism may be more important.”
The president dismissed concerns about his age as “be careful”, noting that members of the Biden campaign traveled to Ukraine in February to meet with President Volodymy Zelensky. .
Democratic strategist Christy Setzer says the Biden campaign will adapt.
“Biden will win 2024 based on track record and atmosphere and the understanding that he’s not going to burn the country down,” she told The Hill. “Not event stamina.”
Jason Miller, a longtime Trump adviser who is also working on the 2024 campaign at age 76, said: In response to Hill’s report In two words “weak and weak” on Twitter.