DEMOCRAT's PANIC: “It Confirms Every Doubt & Concern Voters Have... How Can He be President of the United States?”

86% of voters think Mr. Biden is too old to be reelected – including 73% of Democrats and 91% of Independents.​​​​​​

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — Former presidential advisers for Barack Obama (David Axelrod) and Bill Clinton (James Carville & Paul Begala) have long been warning that Joe Biden’s mental acuity is slipping and could make it harder for him to win reelection. And, poll numbers not only back their position up, they also show American Voters believe Biden's getting worse by the week. Last weekend's ABC News/Ipsos Poll found that 86% of voters think Mr. Biden is too old to be reelected – including a whopping 73% of Democrats and 91% of Independents.

Yes, Democrats across the nation – from the top of the ballot to the bottom – are publicly and privately panicking over President Biden’s reelection prospects in the wake of last week's Special Counsel Report, "The Investigation Into Unauthorized Removal, Retention & Disclosure of Classified Documents by Joseph R. Biden, Jr.was released with a thunderclap.

Biden aides had been bracing for a finding that he had been careless in his treatment of Top-Secret & Classified Documents – but now the political fallout from details of Biden's in-person interviews appears to be far, far worse.

They describe Mr. Biden as too old and feeble-minded to be prosecuted for carelessly and illegally stashing classified records in his home and office.
“This is beyond devastating,” said one Democrat operative, speaking on the condition of anonymity in order to be able to talk candidly about Joe Biden’s increasingly visible mental shortcomings.
“It confirms every doubt and concern voters have – if the only reason they didn’t charge him was because he’s too old to be charged, (and could not be relied upon for legitimate answers to questions when on the stand,) then how can he be president of the United States?”

The portrait of a man, and President, who couldn’t remember when he served as Barack Obama’s Vice President – or the year when his beloved son Beau died – dealt a blow to Biden’s argument that his mental faculties are still fit enough to serve another four-year term.

The Special Counsel Report also said there was evidence Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified material after his vice presidency, when he was a private citizen.”

The report describes certain classified records involving the war in Afghanistan in Biden’s Delaware garage inside a “badly damaged box surrounded by household detritus.” Storage of sensitive government secrets was referred to as being haphazard.

Mr. Biden, 81, responded by delivering an angry, prime-time rant – where he compounded the memory and mental stability issues by displaying other memory lapses on live television – confusing the names, countries and identities of foreign leaders, and trailing off when he tried to recall where he obtained a set of rosary beads commemorating his late son.

In his remarks Thursday night, attempting to defend his competency, he referred to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi as being the head of Mexico – while talking about the war in Gaza.
Former Clinton adviser Paul Begala summed up the way many Democrats felt after Mr. Biden’s disastrous day:
“I slept like a baby, I woke up every two hours and wet the bed,” Begala joked on CNN.

“This is terrible for Democrats – and anybody with a functioning brain knows that.”

The panic manifested on the Sunday morning talk shows as well, where some Democrats’ tried to offer a feverish defense of Biden’s mental fitness.

Close Biden ally, Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, blamed the news media for the overwhelming number of voters who think Mr. Biden is too old to be reelected.

“If press coverage focuses relentlessly on things that don’t represent Joe Biden’s real body of work, you can push toward that kind of result,” Coons said on ABC’s “This Week.”

He insisted Biden is a “man who is sharp, who is on top of his game, who knows what’s going on in the Middle East and around the world.”

Democrat California Cong. Ro Khanna said on CNN that he saw the president twice in the past two weeks, and had conversations with Mr. Biden in which he appeared “completely, mentally sharp.”

Still, Democrats’ are clearly reaching a feverish pitch of uneasiness about Biden being at the top of the ticket.

It would be impossible to restart the Democrat primary campaign and let voters choose a replacement for Mr. Biden on the November ballot – the deadline for ballot access has passed in most states. Mr. Biden has won every primary so far and is on track to secure the nomination in March.

Anonymous Democrats on Capitol Hill – and at least one former Biden White House official – have suggested in media reports that someone should replace Mr. Biden, even if it means that Democrat Party officials have to replace him in August at the Democrat National Convention in Chicago.

That’s a long shot – next in line is Vice President Kamala Harris, 59, who polls even more poorly than Biden.

And choosing another candidate such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom, 56, risks angering and alienating the party’s critical base of Black Voters.

Democrat Party strategist Hank Sheinkopf predicts Mr. Biden won’t budge from the ballot.
“Democratic insiders may be complaining because they’re looking at poll numbers, and they're seeing young people running away – but the reality is they’re not going to take on the president of the United States, because who wants to pay a price politically?,” Sheinkopf said.

The Special Counsel's Report also concluded that Mr. Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials” after he was vice president in the Obama Administration – and dating back to his time as a senator. 

The report rejected prosecuting Mr. Biden for several reasons – the most politically damaging being the difficulty in proving the president intended to break the law, due to Biden's inability to recall key facts and details.
Special Counsel Robert Hur wrote in the report that Mr. Biden “would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

Former Obama advisor and CNN Senior Political Analyst David Axelrod (left,) said Biden's hastily-called Thursday evening Press Conference "reinforced the meme" that Mr. Biden is too old.

Axelrod said Biden’s response simply did not solve the "problem" of the majority of voters thinking he’s too old – and too incompetent for the job.

While President Biden may have avoided any criminal charges as the Classified Documents Investigation concluded, the political costs were immediate, and could prove more devastating by providing insurmountable evidence that Mr. Biden is too impaired to be reelected to the nation's highest office.