Biden was not ‘Very Fit’ to the Research Moment

Mark Leibovich told Insider in an interview that President Joe Biden is not “fit right now” at this stage of his career, which has lasted nearly 50 years and has endured major change in Washington, DC’s political climate.

Leibovich, a staff writer at The Atlantic and author of the upcoming book, “Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission,” said the 79-year-old former Delaware senator and vice president who no longer occupies the same political arena as he once did during his long tenure on Capitol Hill.

“He’s not the bully pulpit guy – he doesn’t seem to be. He’s more of a conversational relationship guy at this point,” Leibovich said.

He continued: “I thought he’d rather be President of the United States at age 58 than 78 or whatever he is. I think that’s going to be true of most Americans as they see Joe Biden. But unfortunately, i Imagine what Democrats really need right now and maybe what the country really needs right now is a great bully pulpit president – whether it’s like Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama or Bill Clinton – who can really speak to pain that people feel. “

Leibovich also said many voters would like to see more “resentment” from Biden on big issues, especially if it pertains to the large -scale shootings that have become common across the country in recent years.

“Biden, unfortunately was working on a fairly limited toolbox, at the stage of his career,” he said.

As the president mapped out a likely re-election map in 2024, Leibovich mentioned how Biden sought to “continue,” despite issues such as inflation and broader economic issues that led to low inflation ratings. apruba.

“He thinks he’s still going to have it in another four years, but I have serious doubts about that,” he said.

“But he made a decision that seemed like he was going to go ahead and try to be elected again,” he added. “So, you use whatever tools you have at the moment. Unfortunately, I don’t think he’s terribly well-suited to the moment.”

Biden has said publicly and privately that he intends to run for re -election in 2024.

Some Democrats have begun asking about Biden’s age, as he will be 86 by the end of his second term if he wins the election again, and have expressed reservations about a 2024 presidential campaign.

The president is likely to win the Democratic nomination in 2024, given the historic precedent and institutional party support he will enjoy as commander-in-chief.

But a newly-released New York Times/Siena College poll showed that 64 percent of Democrats would prefer a new presidential nominee in 2024.

The same survey also showed Biden leading former President Donald Trump – his 2020 and potential opponent in 2024 – at a 44 percent to 41 percent margin, even though the lead is on the margin of poll error.