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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Gov & Politics

Watch: Biden Jokes About Being Old in First General Election Ad

In the ad: “Look, I’m very young, energetic, and handsome.”

Editor: While we all have our anger towards Biden for supporting a genocide in Gaza, lets put that aside for a moment. Like most of you, I was super anxious about the SOTU. I didn’t know if Biden was going to fall asleep, have a lackluster performance, or be weak and praise Republicans like a dumba$$. However, I was surprised at his energy (Four Loco before heading inside the Capitol? 😆). I thoroughly enjoyed watching him call out and tease the Republicans. On a side note, was there a time when both parties would stand and applaud the President? Is this a result of Trumps division and hate, calling Democrats enemies?

Pema Levy wrote this article about Biden’s new election ad. There are actually 2 now if you visit the POTUS Twitter (X) account. The article didn’t include a video of the ad, but I added it at the end of this excerpt. I know how much you guys like to watch stuff. 😉 Let me know your thoughts on my question above and what you think of the new ad in the comments below!

After a bruising month of media coverage and political attacks focused on Joe Biden’s age, the president’s campaign is finally responding head-on. Following his energetic State of the Union Address on Thursday night, Biden’s reelection campaign raised a record $10 million in 24 hours, reports NBC News. On Saturday, the campaign launched a major ad buy in swing states that directly addresses the age issue. Welcome to the general election.

“Look, I’m not a young guy. That’s no secret,” Biden kicks off his first ad. “But, here’s the deal. I understand how to get things done for the American people.” The ad ends with an outtake in which someone off camera asks for another take and he responds, “Look, I’m very young, energetic, and handsome.”

The campaign also seeks to portray Trump as the candidate of old and dangerous ideas. In a separate video using footage from the State of the Union, the campaign recasts the age issue as a battle between modern ideas of equality and bigoted views from the past. “The issue facing our nation isn’t how old we are, it’s how old are our ideas,” Biden says in the speech and video. Biden campaign spokesman Michael Tyler stressed this point on a call with reporters Friday. The election is “not going to be a contrast in age,” he said. “It’s going to be a contrast in the age of the candidates’ ideas.” 

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