President Joe Biden turned 81 on Monday as Democrats split on how to address the issue of the his age as he runs for re-election.
Some aides to Biden — who frequently mumbles incoherently during speeches and occasionally appears lost at public events — are advocating for his campaign to lean into his age while others are attempting to brush off the topic. According to recent polls, a growing number of Americans do think that Biden’s age is an important factor to consider as he runs in 2024.
“I don’t think the campaign should be focused on anything but the winning record,” Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA), a member of the Biden campaign’s national advisory board, told CNN. “Everything else about people’s biographies or when their birthdays are