A former Obama adviser is not backing down from his criticisms of Joe Biden.
David Axelrod, who was one of the more influential people surrounding Barack Obama during his presidency, has really been leaning into criticism of Joe Biden over his age.
After Axelrod’s initial comments about Joe Biden’s age were published, there were reports that Biden had called him a “pr**k” behind closed doors.
That did not deter Axelrod, who again did the media circuit his weekend to call Biden out over his age.
People are really starting to notice the issues with Biden’s age, and there is no getting around that, which was Axelrod’s point.
Biden is now taking heat in the media over his response, with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd slamming Biden for his response.
Axelrod told Dowd, "I don’t care about them thinking I’m a pr**k — that’s fine.
“I hope they don’t think the polls are wrong, because they’re not."
He continued, "I think he has a 50-50 shot here, but no better than that, maybe a little worse.
"He thinks he can cheat nature here and it’s really risky. They’ve got a real problem if they’re counting on Trump to win it for them. I remember Hillary doing that, too."
I have brought that point up myself, stating that it seems like the new strategy for Biden is “I am not Donald Trump,” which failed miserably in 2016.
Dowd piled on the criticism, writing, "The president’s flash of anger indicates that he may be in denial, surrounded by enablers who are sugarcoating a grim political forecast.”
Axelrod has encouraged Joe Biden to drop out of the race and turn the party over to a much younger member who could lead the party in the future, but Biden has more at stake, which is why I believe he is going to stay in this race.
The only way for Biden to stop the investigations into himself and his family is to be sitting in that Oval Office, so there is no way he is going to drop out at this point.