In a harsh opinion article published on Wednesday, Washington Post columnist George Will urged President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris not to run for office again in 2024, branding them both unfit.
Will, a conservative known for his adamant opposition to Donald Trump, was unrelenting in his criticism of Biden, stating that “even adequacy is in his past” in addition to being past his prime. He wrote her about Harris “Her manner indicates an arrogant overestimate of her abilities. She needs to prepare because she lacks inherent talent, but she obviously doesn’t.” Will endorsed Biden in 2020, his first time ever doing so, but he wants a different candidate.
Will argued that the Republican Party “could nominate a president in 2024 whose unfitness has been shown.” “Democrats should pledge not to humiliate and endanger the country by acting similarly in the wake of next Tuesday’s sobering election results.
Will claimed that Biden’s recent deception that he had signed a “law” authorizing student loan forgiveness was a worrying reminder that he shouldn’t run for reelection. Rather than a bill he signed into law that passed by “a vote or two,” as Biden falsely stated, the handout was accomplished through executive authority.
Will stated that Biden wasn’t just exaggerating his accomplishments once more. This isn’t one of his usual verbal fender benders, either. His total perplexity can only be explained by something dismaying. What ballot? Who voted?
Because of how blatant Biden’s statement was, CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale, who has occasionally gone weeks without writing a fact-check of the president, called him out in an article on October 24.
“It is alarming that Biden is unaware of or has forgotten what he recently did in relation to a crucial policy. It must be assumed that he is prone to experiencing similar confusion in the future. On January 20, 2025, he should retire from public view “Will penned
Will said the same thing about Harris, criticizing her for her “eerie strangeness” as seen in comments like her elaboration on her love of electric school buses, her word play on the meaning of the “passage of time,” her repetition of the phrase “work together” at a recent summit, and other widely panned comments that have been used as right-wing fodder.
Will observed, “Complacency and arrogance make a destructive compound. She sounds like someone giving a book report on a book she has not read.”
“Regarding Biden and Harris, the national Democratic Party faces two tests of stewardship: Its imprimatur cannot again be bestowed on either of them,” he wrote. “Biden is not just past his prime; even adequacy is in his past. And this is Harris’s prime.”
Biden has repeatedly said he is planning to seek re-election