It is generally believed that Reagan was suffering some degree of dementia near the end of his second term. By the time Bidden finishes a second term he will be about a decade older than Reagan was when these symptoms began to appear.
Bernie Sanders another one of the three major contenders is a year and a couple of months older than Bidden. Both these men will be more than eight years older than any previous president by the time they finish a second term.
Ideally a president should be able to finish both terms before their sixty fifth birthday, the traditional retirement age. Kamala Harris could do this, just barely. She has said that she was told to wait her turn. No Kamala, this is the last presidential election that you will be young enough. If this is not your turn, you will not have a turn.
Biden has said that Trump challenges him on his age he will challenge Trump to a pushup contest. Two men in their seventies doing pushups on a presidential debate stage. Its too late now but Biden missed his calling. He should of been a script writer for professional wrestling.
Furthermore we have to ask not how will the electorate judge the age of the candidates today, but how they will judge them on election day, a year and a half from now.
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