I touched on this subject in a previous post, but now I’m going to say it straight out … and directly to the individual involved.
PLEASE MR. BIDEN! DO NOT RUN FOR RE-ELECTION!
There are many reasons behind my request, but the number one reason is You Are Too Old! You seem to be in good physical condition for your age — and you have amply demonstrated that you are mentally capable of understanding and acting on important matters that come before you — but past performance does not always translate into future achievements.
I feel it’s important to point out that if you choose to continue in the office of POTUS and are re-elected, on the day that you will stand before the American people to be inaugurated for a second term as the 46th President of the United States — you will be 83 years of age. By the end of your term, you will be 86 years of age.
I cannot help but believe that you are aware of the documentation related to the the natural loss of mental and physical capacities that occur through aging.
Certainly the individual who holds the office of POTUS is recognized the world over as a powerful individual … and no one would deny that this is an enviable portrayal. However, there is far more to the position than world recognition — and after nearly four years in the role, I feel certain you are well aware of this.
Before I close this plea, I wish to add that my remarks related to aging are not unfounded. I have been and am acquainted with individuals who are in your same age group. Many are healthy, alert, intelligent, and extremely cognizant of the world around them, yet all of them accept the limitations associated with aging. They know that multiple unforeseen age-related afflictions can, and often do, disrupt and change the course of one’s life without warning.
Please, Mr. President. I implore you to give careful thought to your decision. The future of the United States is too important to allow personal pride and enviable power to rule your decision.