Over the course of the 2020 election, there was plenty of talk about the age and health of the candidates, and whether or not ay of that mattered.
This was also an issue back in 2016, as Hillary Clinton appeared to be nursing some hellacious malady that left her shaking, fainting, and mystified at the strangest of times.
In 2020, however, the issue was succinct and pointed, as dual white, male septuagenarians took to the brightest stage of our political Broadway, forcing us to wonder if anyone is too old to be the President. The job is challenging enough, mentally, that any physical concerns that arise could infinitely hamper the ability of the President to thrive.
Over the weekend, some of these worries were stoked by an accident at the Biden household.
During the election, the Biden campaign was at great pains to emphasize his physical fitness, to counter perceptions that he would be too old for the job at 77 years old (78 today). For example, they showed him riding his bicycle — to the delight of the media — even though he rarely left his home in Wilmington, Delaware, to campaign.
Joe Biden had repeatedly claimed that he was far more physically fit than President Trump, boasting that he would challenge the Commander in Chief to a push-up contest on the debate stage should he attempt to disparage the former Vice President’s vitality.
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