r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 16 '22

Why is the narrative of the coming election focused on age instead of policy? Meta

Is the age of a candidate more important than their policies? Bernie Sanders is old as the hills but his policies are more progressive than any politician I've seen in my lifetime. Is age just a distraction?


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u/Nightgasm Jun 16 '22

It's the fear that an older politician is suffering from cognitive decline. I've always liked Biden but he does seem to be suffering from such. I hope he doesn't run again in 2024 because this isn't something that gets better and it will be used against him.