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Joe Biden Would Be 86 At The End of Second Term as President

Joe Biden. Image Credit: Creative Commons.
Joe Biden. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

Frequently, I’ve written to say that President Joe Biden is too old for a second term. He is.

He’s 80 now.

He would be 86 at the end of a second term. And I’ve been explicit about why that’s a problem: the US life expectancy for a white male is 76, which Biden has already exceeded, making him statistically unlikely to live through a second term.

Now, I’m not sure the points I make about Biden’s age, or the doubts I have about him serving a second term would ever be published in CNN or The New York Times, who seem content in their politeness and unwilling to mention the obvious drawbacks of electing an octogenarian.

But I’m not actively rooting for the death of a public servant – no way, to be clear.

I’m not cavalier about the premise of a president dying in office. I’m not on board with The Washington Free Beacon, which apparently is a real outlet, “covering the enemies of freedom the way the mainstream media won’t,” and their new “scientific analysis” predicting that Biden “might not even last the year.” The piece is nonsense, which speaks declaratively about the science of Biden’s life expectancy. I’ve included portions of the piece below, verbatim, because it’s a fascinating example of pure garbage.

The scientific analysis…

According to The Washington Free Beacon, who claims to have conducted some sort of scientific analysis: “science never lies, which is bad news for Sleepy Joe.”  

Here’s the Beacon’s breakdown:

Biden is 80.42 years old…If elected to a second term, Biden would be 82.17 years old b the time he is sworn in. He would be 86.17 years old by the time he leaves office…” (note the two decimal numbers to convey legitimacy…)

The analysis continued: “The Social Security Administration projects that individuals of Biden’s age will live another 6.77 years on average.”

And here’s where the article goes off the rails…

“Being Hunter Biden’s father is a stressful job. So is being president, even if you don’t always know what’s going on and often forget you’re the president. Scientific studies have found tat heavy stress reduces life expectancy by 2.8 years…. Do the math: 82.17 + 6.77 – 2.8 = 86.14.”

“The science has spoken: 86.14 is less than 86.17,” the Beacon gloated.

“Addendum,” the Beacon added, “Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have roughly one-half the life expectancy compared with individuals not suffering from the disease. Biden’s former press secretary recently revealed that the president engages in “night wandering,” a common symptom of dementia…Taking this into account, Biden is projected to live another 0.59 years, or approximately 7 months.”

An absurd take on Joe Biden 

To be clear, the science has not spoken. That the author of the piece, or anyone else at The Washington Free Beacon, is willing to predict the month of Biden’s death tells me that the author, nor anyone at The Washington Free Beacon is a not serious person (as Logan Roy would say).

As I’ve mentioned, I have concerns about whether Joe Biden will survive a second term. I think it’s irresponsible of the Democratic Party to nominate an octogenarian. But I won’t claim to know when precisely Biden is going to die – and I’m certainly not going to celebrate the prospect.  

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Harrison Kass is the Senior Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, Harrison joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison holds a BA from Lake Forest College, a JD from the University of Oregon, and an MA from New York University. Harrison listens to Dokken.

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Harrison Kass is a Senior Defense Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, he joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison has degrees from Lake Forest College, the University of Oregon School of Law, and New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He lives in Oregon and regularly listens to Dokken.