News Club / 19 February 2024

Is Joe Biden too old to be president?

Joe Biden’s age has been a big talking point since before he was elected president in 2020 – and it all revolves around his age. It’s come in and out of focus because of his many gaffes

It’s in focus this week because of a report into his handling of classified documents. The Special Counsel Report that dropped on Friday concluded that charges would not be brought against Biden because he would be difficult to convict, describing him as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory”.

So, this question about his age and fitness for office is well and truly on the agenda, and it’s now very clear that it’s a problem for Biden that is not going away.

News Club Picks:

Politico Playbook’s podcast episode goes into the nuts and bolts of the Special Counsel’s report and how it’s relevant to the US election.

This Sydney Morning Herald/The Age opinion piece by Bruce Wolpe explores what it would look like if Biden did step aside for the 2024 election

This SBS article zooms out on the question of leadership and age

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