Friday, March 1, 2024

Are Biden and Trump qualified to lead the United States?

The report of the special prosecutor Robert How liberating Joe Biden of any criminal responsibility for the theft of secret documents when he was vice president of Barack Obama became more damaging to the president of the United States than the hypothetical investigation that could have brought him.

The prosecutor’s report did not exonerate Biden from the charge but said it was not appropriate to bring him to court because “it would be difficult to convince a jury that he would be convicted of a serious crime requiring a mental state capable of performing intentional actions.

Biden, according to Hur’s 357-page report, was less than “a kind old man with good intentions and a bad memory” that “he does not remember when he became vice president or the year of his son’s death.”

Hur is a Republican, a fact that explains the visceral nature of the report and the passive aggressiveness that, pretending to exonerate Biden from the accusation, ends up condemning him to purgatory by insulting him in a completely anonymous way. his inability to serve as president was due to the precarious state of his mental faculties.

The White House criticized the aggressiveness of Hur’s report and excused Joe Biden’s failures, impossible to deny, attributing them to “the passage of time.”

The truth is that Biden’s failures are increasing, as are the president’s attempts to pretend to be dynamic and smart that he is not.

But the real concern is that, barring surprise, Biden (81 years old) is likely to face Donald Trump (77) in the presidential elections last November 5.

The term gerontocracy began to gain popularity during the 1980s when the main leaders of the Soviet Union were in their 70s. Brezhnev died in 1982 at the age of 76. Your replacement, AndropovOnly 68 years old, but died after only 15 months. Chernenko, was 72 years old when he succeeded Andropov. He died in 13 months. The Soviet Union fell in 1989.

Today, the gerontocracy is the United States. The average age of American senators is 64, the oldest in history, and one of the oldest in all Western democracies. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is 81 years old. Nancy Pelosi He is 83. One of five congressmen over 70 years old. The senator is from California Dianne Feinstein He died in September at the age of 90.

The fact that a good part of the main leaders and representatives of the most powerful country on the planet are elderly raises some questions that must be answered without falling into stereotypical and correct political answers. Are two elderly people with obvious cognitive problems the right people to lead the United States in a time of geopolitical instability like the present?

The American press pointed to other problems stemming from the aging of its leaders. The first is representativeness.

It is obvious that no president, no matter how old he is, will represent all demographic sectors.

The self-control, the sense of responsibility, and the wisdom required to run a country are more common, on average, among veteran politicians than among young, inexperienced, and ideological politicians. In other words, radicalized.

But it’s also legitimate to ask whether the ideological divide is clearer than the generational divide. That is, if Biden’s interests, beliefs, and worldview are not much closer to those of Donald Trump, given his age than that of a Democratic voter between 20 and 30 years old.

Mitt Romney, 76, has requested that the two candidates give up their seats to younger candidates. Wise advice that both the Democratic and Republican Parties should consider after serious debate. Perhaps the fact that the Soviet Union became a gerontocracy had nothing to do with its downfall. But a responsible country should reflect on this without preconceived notions.

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