Have you SEEN the other guy?
Everyone ages differently. You can be 95 years-old and still be spry and mentally sharp. Or 80 and tragically lost in dementia. Comparing Trump and Biden today, or to make things fairer the 2015 Trump, we can see one far more lucid and without a quixotic fixation towards "windmills."
But even in the best of cases, the decline can be rapid and sudden. Yet I don't worry so much about Biden today, more years down the road. The United States is at a precarious situation and it'll continue to be so at the point of the next election. Trump, or no Trump. Biden with a successful second term, or not. Especially as Americans have a track record of sweeping their presidents' mental issues under a rug. In which case, all we can hope is for the White House to get better at keeping secrets. It'll be far worse if he actually dies in office.
Biden's haughty echoing of Trump's 'I alone can fix it!' and not trusting the Democratic bench behind him potentially carries a very steep price for his successor. He is the only choice if you care about democracy, however. Even should he be at his deathbed flinging feces come the election because his administration won't be filled with authoritarians running the day-to-day operations of the government.
My favorite quote, by an unknown author, is “Age is a privilege denied to many”. Oldsters don’t usually just suddenly keel over stone-cold dead. In fact, most Americans will enjoy(?) a long lingering death due to modern medicine. Mazel tov.
President Biden is the perfect age — the age of wisdom, perseverance, courage, empathy, and compassion. He’s seen the horror of young family members gone too soon. If you haven’t, please be grateful.
My family is not the typical mortality chart experience. One dozen family members died young. Grandpa was only 59. Children died — five first cousins, 2-17. Young beautiful women died. The median age was 23 years old. I call my life hillbilly Hamlet because dad’s suicide, at 43, was a direct result of Gertrude’s betrayal.
Live long and prosper. I’m gonna have the best birthday ever next year. When I’m 64…🎶
I know, it has to stop. I'm getting so weary of how a multitude of media commentators have to constantly remind us that Biden is 81 years old (when they're taking a break from talking about high inflation supposedly still is). This narrative about Biden being too old is tired, weak, lazy, and careless. If these people were at all responsible, every time that they feel they have to 'helpfully' remind us about Biden's age, they need to also remind us of the fact that Trump is only a few years younger. And acts like a dementia patient. I hope that The Lincoln Project can start to change this narrative.
Weak tea. Even the LP can't bat 1K!
I agree, Rick. Out with this Garbage. Those that worry about age need some age on them and then they should give thanks to be so blest. Also, you all picked very good illustrations of Trump sycophants for the ad. I thought the guy in the ad that said, "Trumps memory is even better than mine," needs help. I certainly would not want to copy off of his test paper, particularly a history test. Thanks always for you and the LP team's hard work.
Rick, I would like to see an ad weaponizing the Meidastouch poster comparing Trump quotes with Hitler quotes: if available, add recordings with sub-captions (key words in bold), in Hitler's case both in German and in English translation. This would carry a much greater punch of visceral disgust than the static poster does. Release it at the point in the 2024 Presidential Election where you think it will have the greatest effect.
Rick, this is awesome. I think the brevity actually gives it great impact. The Biden team really needs to start playing hardball because there’s so much material that Trump offers up as a gift.
Why don’t people understand that Trump is only three years younger than Biden? And he is untold pounds of McDonald’s food, unnumbered gallons of Diet Coke, and decades of corruption older than Biden.
The LP, as usual, doing the lord’s work.
THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH!!!
What differentiates Trump from Joe Biden is his cruelty, hostility, and indifference. What voters never see is what Trump looks like without makeup, extreme hair products, and just the right lighting. And voters don’t factor in that one of the two works his tail off 12 hours a day governing and the other gets flown to a few rallies where he “works”maybe an hour.
More, more, more! I owe the LP more too. Gotta hit ActBlue and up it.
A million little cuts, a million little cuts...
Ok who selected a Requiem for the background music.
Very well done! May we have the other 9 minutes