If Democrats think that Donald Trump’s legal problems mean that President Biden will cruise to an easy victory, they’d better think again. A new poll shows that a majority of Americans – including a large majority of Democrats – think that President Biden’s age is such an issue that they believe he can’t even be effective if he wins re-election. Mike Papantonio & Farron Cousins discuss more.


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Mike Papantonio: If Democrats think that Donald Trump’s legal problems mean that President Biden is gonna cruise to an easy victory, you need to think again. A new poll shows that the majority of Americans, including a large majority, a very large majority of Democrats think that Biden’s age is an issue, that they believe it makes him ineffective as a president. Now, we’ve seen these from time to time. This is a very credible poll. And they’re saying, look, if he’s elected again, what do you think? Well, they’re thinking he’s suffering from dementia. Well, the list is interesting. The list that they came up with about why they think he might be a problem includes words like dementia, incapable of making a decision, blah, blah. I mean, strong stuff.

Farron Cousins: And senile was the top one on that list. Senile, was the number one word used that respondents, across the board, I mean, left, right, and center senile is the word they used more than anything else. So, look, we’re talking about 70%, you know, forget the Republican numbers. Of course, they don’t like him. But 70% of Democrats of his own party say he is not just too old, but too old to be effective. So 70% of Democrats are saying, this man can’t do the job. I don’t think he can do the job, is what they’re telling us.

Mike Papantonio: Well, Ron Klain, Ron Klain, his chief of staff, is running the US government right now along with Susan Rice. Most people don’t realize that. All the decisions are coming from those people. They’re not coming from him. They’re not, they can pump him up with whatever makes him work for the day. I don’t know what they shoot him up with, which looks like pretty good stuff. But you can tell when it runs out, it’s almost like, okay, we’re gonna jack him up with this chemical, whatever we’re gonna shoot in his butt. And you can almost tell it’s like a robot, that at the end of the effectiveness of that chemical, he just goes into oblivia, and watch it on a camera.

Farron Cousins: He actually had energy, a little bit of it in the 2020 campaign. And then here we are three years later, you watch him speak, you watch him walk around as he’s talking, he has nothing in the tank anymore. This is a man that, I even think he wants to retire.

Mike Papantonio: I think he does. I mean, truth be told, he doesn’t want to do this again. This is almost elderly abuse. This is Democrats, it’s elderly abuse. But I’m glad to see the Democrats at least acknowledge, you have some Democrats that they, no matter what happens, no matter what, Biden’s my man, Biden’s my, and you go, what the hell? What are you thinking? And and all of a sudden, the only thing that brings me any peace of mind at all is that he’s not running government. It’s Ron Klain, I promise you, is making the big decisions. And I think it’s, they’re seeing more of it. They saw the clown show in Maui. They see him tipping over constantly. They see him run out of whatever that, whatever they jack him up with every day when he has to get in front of a camera. You can literally see it, it’s running out as his speech and his ability to communicate a thought.

Farron Cousins: And that’s when he starts the whispering.

Mike Papantonio: He starts talking weird.

Farron Cousins: And it’s weird and it’s, it’s not good. Look, Ron DeSantis takes a lot of crap for being the weird, creepy guy on the campaign trail.

Mike Papantonio: He is. Ron DeSantis is weird and creepy.

Farron Cousins: And he is. But when Biden has to get out there, because look, he cannot hide like he did in 2020, obviously with COVID, that gave them a good excuse to say, listen, okay, you don’t have to do big events. You can stay, you don’t have to come out. They don’t have that this time. And when this guy starts going out there and the crowds are saying, wow, I go to his show to put my kids to sleep. That’s gonna be a problem.

Mike Papantonio: Right. You know, Farron, I have huge respect for your opinion. And I don’t mean to say this in any disrespect for your opinion. You don’t believe there’s anything meaningful to the impeachment possibilities that are coming up. I don’t know if there’s anything meaningful, but I do know that it’s just another brick in the wall. It’s these things that are taking him out. The Hunter story. The Hunter, you know, these people that write, well, Hunter’s not running, no, he’s not running for government.

Farron Cousins: But polls are already showing that the Hunter Biden story is.

Mike Papantonio: It’s having an effect.

Farron Cousins: It is taking a toll on him.

Mike Papantonio: But I love your precise thinking. Your precise thinking about the potential for any impeachment is very good. And I agree with most of your points. I just find that in my, as I’ve watched things like this develop in the past, this is gonna be something to where Democrats that are already saying, the guy’s too old, get him the hell outta here. You know, this is elderly abuse. You add this other stuff to it. The stuff that’s going to develop in the impeachment hearings, they’re gonna go forward with it. There’s, I have very, very little doubt.

Farron Cousins: Oh yeah, definitely.

Mike Papantonio: And, you know, there’s these things that develop day by day. It’s just like a drip that keeps taking this guy out. And I don’t know where it’s gonna land. I don’t know who they’re gonna replace him with. What do you think, Gavin Newsom?

Farron Cousins: He seems to be the, certainly the loudest, I think the most obvious choice at this point. Just because he is, you know, younger guy, not a bad looking guy, voters like that. So.

Mike Papantonio: It’s California. Okay. And when they do, literally, when they do the polling about Gavin Newsom, that’s California, that’s one of the biggest hits on him, which is so weird. I mean, it’s like everybody in California, you know, there’s something wrong with everybody. So the polling on that issue seems very weird to me.

Farron Cousins: Yeah. Well, we’re lucky that Cuomo had to resign, otherwise he would’ve already been a part of this.

Mike Papantonio: Absolutely.

Farron Cousins: And that would’ve been terrible.

Mike Papantonio: And of course, in Florida, we have DeSantis and when you look at the polling there, well, it’s Florida. You know, it’s a weird thing. And so I’m interested to see how the dynamics of that work out.

Farron Cousins: There’s no, I’m just putting it out there, there’s no normal person that just stands out as like, hey, that person can do it. I actually, I watched Bernie Sanders doing an interview the other day, and he’s still sharper than anyone else in Congress.

Mike Papantonio: It’s amazing, man.

Farron Cousins: But he looks like he’s aged. And he can’t, and that’s unfortunate he missed the opportunity. I mean, he went for it, but they took it from him, so.

Mike Papantonio: You know, Farron, you and I talk about this, the Biden campaign has been really good hiring these, they’re trolls. I mean, they’ll come to sites and if they see a bad story on Biden, they’ll come in with the same, you can read the same, it’s the same thing. I mean, they’ll change a few words, but they’re, it’s smart because he’s hired thousands of them all over the country to do that. When we do a story on Biden, we almost, we can tell exactly what’s going on. You know, here are the Biden trolls coming in. But the interesting thing is, you get to a point to where no matter what you try to do to pick him up, it just doesn’t have the kind of effect. And this last poll at, was it 70% or 60?

Farron Cousins: 70% of just the Democrats.

Mike Papantonio: The Democrats.

Farron Cousins: It’s 77% across the board, including three quarters of independent voters. The ones who are gonna decide the election.

Mike Papantonio: Oh boy, needs to go home. He’s just out of it.

Farron Cousins: That’s the thing.

Mike Papantonio: And that’s what the American public is thinking.

Farron Cousins: You avoid all of the potential issues, including any impeachment issues. You avoid it all by him saying, hey, guess what?

Mike Papantonio: Exactly.

Farron Cousins: I’m done. And then it’s over.

Mike Papantonio: Exactly. It doesn’t get any uglier than it’s going to get. Thank you, Farron, for joining me. Okay.

Farron Cousins: Thank you.

Mike Papantonio: That’s all for this week. But all of these segments are gonna be available throughout next week. And make sure you follow us at Twitter @AmericasLawyer. I’m Mike Papantonio, and this has been America’s Lawyer, where we tell you the stories every week that corporate media won’t tell you because their advertisers don’t allow them to tell the story, or their political connections are so Democrat or so Republican that they’re not allowed to tell the story. We tell those stories and we’ll see you next time.

Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.