Former Obama aides sound alarm over ‘frail’ and ‘mumbly’ Biden — warn his age ‘is a very real issue’

February 27, 2024

“The voice sounds frail, and he shuffles more because of the arthritis in his back,” Favreau said, adding that the oldest-ever president also appears “mumbly.”4 Biden’s age is “a very real issue” and he appears “frail” and “mumbly,” former Obama aides have warned. “When world events seem like they are overtaking him and he’s not out there enough forcefully, that’s what’s getting people concerned,” Favreau argued. Podcast co-host Jon Lovett, another ex-Obama speechwriter, agreed and argued that the Biden campaign should get the president out in public to demonstrate his mental and physical abilities — even if they are concerned that he will make more gaffes. 4 Axelrod suggested the Biden campaign lean into the president’s personality on the trail, alluding to reports of his alleged angry behavior behind the scenes. “I would encourage Biden to be Biden,” Axelrod said on CNN.