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Biden’s Bikegate: 79 Going on 90

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Another day, another indication of Joe Biden’s fragility. Although falling off one’s bike while stationary may not seem like the biggest deal, it provides further weight to the mountains of evidence that the current president is neither mentally nor physically suitable for the office that he holds.

This is not a call or suggestion for the invoking of the 25th Amendment. Despite everything, Biden still remains a preferable alternative to his Vice President Kamala Harris, who would inevitably seek to bring her own particularly pernicious brand of far-left progressive dogma into the most powerful office in the land. It is, however, a stark reminder of his political vulnerability. 

As inflation and the cost of living crisis continues to plague his tenure, Biden’s approval ratings are reaching all-time lows. Nevertheless, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre recently affirmed Biden’s intention to run again in 2024, a move likely to cause alarm among Democratic strategists who fear the writing may already be on the wall.

The predicament faced by Biden and his party was underlined this week following the victory of the GOP’s Mayra Flores in the special election for Texas’s 34th Congressional District. As well as becoming the first-ever Mexican-born American to serve in Congress, Flores also flipped a seat that has long been seen as a blue stronghold. 

All current indications point to a Democratic wipeout in November. Should this come to pass, Biden’s well-being may well be the least of the party’s problems.

This article originally appeared in El American’s newsletter on June 19, 2022. Subscribe for free here!

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