Joe Biden fell down and go boom. Democratic President Joe Biden took a catastrophic fall during the graduation ceremony at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Biden had just shaken the hand of 921 cadets and was leaving the stage when he did a face flop on the stage floor. Biden is well known for taking unnecessary trips.
You can bet this video will appear in many campaign ads. Especially when they say that if anything happens to Biden Kamala Harris, will become president.
Ben LaBolt, the White House communications director, said that Biden was fine and that he had tripped over a sandbag. Couldn’t he see a sandbag? Where was his seeing-eye puppeteer?
This reminds me of Dick Stuart, a baseball player nicknamed Dr Strangeglove. He was a terrible fielder and he had trouble navigating the rise in the ground before the home run fence.
They worked with him for weeks until he was able to run up the rise and catch the ball. In his first game back, a ball was hit to the wall, and ran up the rise and caught the ball.
But coming back, he did face flop, complaining that no one taught him to run back down the rise.
This fall will no-doubt raise questions about his fitness for office, which even Democrats are admitting is a problem. He will be 82 on inauguration day should he be reelected.
“It’s a concern for anyone. We’ve had presidents who had fallen before who were a lot younger, and people didn’t go into heart palpitations. But his age is an issue, and people have every right to consider it.”
Biden himself addressed the concerns but laughed them off with jokes.
“The only thing I bring to this career after my age — as you can see how old I am — but is a little bit of wisdom,” told a crowd of supporters in May.
“I come to the job with more experience than any president in American history,” he added. “It doesn’t make me better or worse, but it gives me few excuses.”
Podcaster Joe Rogan opined that the Democrats’ only hope to win the presidency again in 2024 would be if Biden died and someone else took the reins from him for the nomination.
At 80, Biden is the oldest individual ever to serve as president, and his age and fitness for office is likely to be a key factor as he runs for reelection in 2024.
Biden has previously acknowledged that it’s fair for voters to wonder about his age. But he has responded by saying that he remains up for the job, and those who are unsure should simply watch him and the rigorous schedule he keeps.
“The only thing I can say is they’re going to see a race, and they’re going to judge whether I have or don’t have it,” Biden said in April after announcing his reelection bid.