The Wall Street Journal has come out with a strong stance against a second term for President Joe Biden, labeling it a “historic mistake.” The editorial board of the widely respected media outlet has said that the general public recognizes “that electing an octogenarian in obvious decline for another four years could be a historic mistake.”
The Journal has accused Biden supporters of being borderline “selfish” for willfully supporting a second term, saying “Asking the country to elect a man who is 80 years old and whose second term would end when he is 86 is a risky act that borders on selfish.”
They have gone on to state that it is impossible to know Mr. Biden’s real physical and mental state because the White House goes to great lengths to hide it. But his decline is clear to anyone who isn’t willfully blind,” the WSJ board added before suggesting Trump could beat out a senile Biden.
“For Democrats, there’s no small risk that Mr. Biden could decline noticeably in the 19 months until Election Day in 2024. In that event, voters on the fence could swing toward a Republican nominee who can at least meet the rigors of the office. Yes, even Donald Trump.”
The Journal’s editorial board has called on other Democrats to join the primary against Biden and argued that Biden is doing a disservice to the country by running.
“In 2008 Hillary Clinton ran an ad saying that she was prepared to take a 3 a.m. phone call in a crisis. Could an 84-year-old Joe Biden take a 3 p.m. call?”
It’s clear that Biden’s mental and physical state is in question, and the Wall Street Journal is not afraid to call out the selfishness of those who would elect a president who may not be up to the task. Let’s hope that the American people see the light and make the right choice in 2024.