Conservative publishing magnate and former Republican candidate Steve Forbes thinks Joe Biden may have let the clock run out on his political prospects.
He thinks Biden would have had a better shot running for president four years ago. He made the comments during an appearance on the Neil Cavuto show.
FOX News reports:
Steve Forbes: Biden’s run for president ‘4 years too late’
Former Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes said Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden is running for president “four years too late.”
“I think Biden made a huge mistake. I think it’s a classic case, Neil, he’s running four years too late like Elizabeth Warren. If they ran in 2016, both would have had a shot not only winning the nomination but certainly Biden winning the general election,” Forbes said on “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”
Biden, in an online video Thursday, officially declared his candidacy for president in 2020 after weeks of speculation…
The chairman of Forbes Media said Biden wasn’t giving the message of a senior candidate.
“People want to hope for the future. They know things are bad now, a lot of people feel the president is not up to the office, and all that kind of thing, but Biden is being the senior candidate, when the senior candidate in there should say, ‘I’ve seen a lot, we’re going to come out of it. Here’s how,'” Forbes said.
Fox News contributor Kat Timpf added that Biden was taking a tone similar to Hillary Clinton in 2016 — and that didn’t work out for her.
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In related news, conservative writer Byron York takes issue with Biden’s age.
He writes at the Washington Examiner:
Face it: Biden and Bernie are too old to be president
Whatever their differences, the two front-runners in the Democratic presidential race, Joe Biden, born November 20, 1942, and Bernie Sanders, born September 8, 1941, share one common trait: They are too old to be president.
Biden, leading the Real Clear Politics average of polls, will be 78 years old on inauguration day 2021. Sanders, number two in the field, will be 79. Both would be older upon taking office than Ronald Reagan was when he left office after two terms.
Voters are clearly open to older candidates. President Trump, born June 14, 1946, is the oldest president ever to take office — 70 years old on inauguration day, a few months older than Reagan when he took power. And of course, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, born October 26, 1947, who, had she won, would have been the same age as Reagan, 69, upon taking office.
Voters will soon get their say.