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How old is too old to be the President of the United States? 81? 82? 83? 84? It seems in the land of the free you can never be too old to lead the world’s most powerful nation. The recent televised debate told us a different story, however. This contest of words, where no teleprompters were allowed, dropped Joe Biden in the deep end of a pool of shit. Up against the world’s greatest liar in Donald Trump – a man who spent 14 years on TV being trained to perform in this medium. OMG Biden is too old!!! The worldwide audience exclaimed in panic.

“The news of the debate was not Trump saying crazy, untrue things, though he did so in abundance. It was Biden. The President of the United States, eighty-one years old and asking to be returned to office until age eighty-six, looked and sounded old. Too old.”

President Joe Biden listens during a weekly
President Joe Biden listens during a weekly by The White House Baiden-Harris is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0

Old Joe Biden vs Trump The Liar

Let us be clear Trump uttered no actual facts to contradict his outlandish lies about his former presidency. Rather, he let fly with big fat porkies about stuff any normal person would be deeply ashamed of. Trump’s performance as President during the Covid pandemic was abysmal and contributed to around a million Americans losing their lives in one of the richest nations on earth. Pundits counted 30+ whopper lies and a host of lesser mistruths delivered in a stylish understated performance, just made for TV. America is faced with its own fate – in a world it created where style over substance is the more valued commodity.

Selling Presidential Fictions About Past & Futures

A contest between a stumbling, mentally weary Joe Biden and a compulsive liar who embodies the archetypal American salesman. Trump is selling a repackaged American dream from yesteryears, when white was right and everything was, apparently better than alright. The fact that this pitch is a complete fiction based on a super pack of lies does not seem to faze many Americans. Tell me lies, tell me lies, sweet little lies. What woman or man does not want to hear perfumed lines designed to please them.

President Trump Postlaunch Remarks (NHQ202005300037)
President Trump Postlaunch Remarks (NHQ202005300037) by NASA HQ PHOTO is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

A Felon Running To Become POTUS

Donald Trump is a convicted felon, finally, it only took the established institutions some 30+ years to successfully prosecute him. Wealth and power in the United States are definitely get out of jail free cards in real life there. Think about the fact that you cannot vote in America if a convicted felon but you can run for President. This tells you everything you need to know about the USA and its judicial/political systems. Trump is a product of a deeply inequitable and unjust society. Rich white man status means no guard rails and an inside running to the finish line, where all the prizes are. Pomp and ceremony for crooks and conmen? No problem.

President Joe Biden’s Record

President Joe Biden has done a very good job over the last 4 years since coming to power. The economy is in great shape despite coming through the high inflationary post-pandemic period. Biden has overseen the greatest public investment in manufacturing and infrastructure America has ever seen.

Obviously, he has not done it alone, as there are always many other people pulling their weight too in government. The focus on one man, it has always been a man, is silly and tells dumb people that he is much more important than he actually is to the running of the country. The media is largely responsible for purporting this fiction and the political bandwagon goes along with it. The political hoopla in America, surrounding the presidency, is overbearing and distorting. People seemingly care more about how Biden talks on TV than how he has managed the nation.

Jeff Bezos
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Why Do We See An Octogenarian As President?

Where are all the younger candidates for office and why have we not seen them flourish over the last 8 years or so. Trump is 79. Where is the next generation of leaders and why have they not come to the fore? What is wrong with the American political culture and what is up with America on this score? America used to see itself as a young and dynamic force in the world. (JFK! Oh yeah, they shot him dead.) Is it now moribund and halting? Is the great American experiment running out of memory, out of RAM? Old wise men and women can and do have much to offer in the right environments. Whether it is at the very top of the tree steering the world’s superpower, I am not so sure.

OMG Biden is too old!!! Yes, Joe Biden is, in my opinion, too old for the position. Likewise Trump, but he is also morally unfit and a danger to the planet. How about some new blood! Take a chance on someone younger America. Fresh energy and new ideas, perhaps? We seem to be in a time of stagnancy, on the political front.

The polish on politicians is so deeply ingrained the world cannot see the wrinkled flesh beneath.

I suspect that vested interests are keeping things this way and that it is their money holding sway. Billionaires have been rorting the system for some time now to the detriment of you and me. Buying up our politicians and their parties for their own selfish interests. We could fix this by banning all political donations and state funding elections as an alternative. That would be too obvious a solution, it seems. Instead, we get what we currently have – a warped and distorted system serving the interests of specialty groups and their deep pockets. Ordinary folk have lost their representation within the democratic system.

Old men are paraded across stages and our screens reading teleprompters of speeches crafted by strategists to appeal to the base.

This is the democracy now under threat from right wing extremists and Trump fascists. I wish it was a better choice but this is what is on offer.

Robert Sudha Hamilton is the author of the titles: House Therapy, Money Matters, & America Matters.

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