Joe Biden’s age is an asset in new Lincoln Project ad
What does Joe Biden have to do to get some credit?

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It's a clever spin on an issue that seems to haunt the President.

Some of President Joe Biden’s re-election supporters are attempting to flip the script on a common critique of the Commander-in-Chief.

The latest ad (posted below) from the pro-Biden Lincoln Project embraces the President’s lifelong and lengthy political career, amplifying the potential strengths of an otherwise perceived weakness in Biden: his age.

The ad opens with the following voiceover: “Decades of leadership, a lifetime of experience, and rock-solid determination to rebuild America.” Similar rhetoric returns toward the end of the ad: “Joe Biden’s years have taught him leadership, wisdom, toughness, how to ignore the noise, and focus on the people.” 

Biden, 80, is the oldest sitting President ever. That title concerns a lot of Americans. It’s also a key factor in the Republican Primary, where younger candidates like Gov. Ron DeSantis, 45, and Vivek Ramaswamy, 38, are making youth or energy an issue.

But it’s a tough matter for former President Donald Trump, 77, to attack. He has opted instead to go after Biden’s “mental acuity.”

The Lincoln Project was founded by former Republican politicos who abandoned the party when Trump rose to power. The group said the ad is part of a series that pushes back against what it called a “phony” impeachment of Biden.

The ad also applauds Biden’s economic progress. The six-figure campaign will air in Wisconsin and in a few weeks time and may play in more states.

Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson said the ad recognizes Biden’s “hard work and tireless energy.” He called Biden’s time in the Oval Office “the most successful presidency in decades,” citing, among other accomplishments, Biden’s COVID-19 response.

“President Biden has brought honor, dignity, and service back to the White House and has earned another four years to finish the job,” Wilson said.

Danny McAuliffe

Danny is a contributor at He is a graduate of Fordham Law School and Florida State University, where he served as the editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau. Reach him at [email protected].


  • My Take

    September 19, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Argue about degree if you want, but . . .
    Biden is a positive,
    Trump is a negative.

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  • Richard Russell

    September 19, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    The Lincoln Project is full of corrupt like minded politicians, no wonder they support Corrupt Joe!

    • Earl Pitts "Political Genious" American

      September 19, 2023 at 4:54 pm

      So true Richard,
      Thank you for your astute commrntary on The Lincoln Project Club of Old Nutless Dried Up Past Their Prime Leftist Kowtowing Dook 4 Brains RINO’s.
      A totally irrelevant group of old farts which we only hear about every 4 years starting 8 months prior to a Presidental Election.
      Read my wisdom above America, I challange anyone to prove I’m wrong on this. In fact if anyone can prove me wrong I’ve got a collection of Lincoln Project Club members testicals in mason jars and I will mail out one of the more desirable highly collectable jars with the club member’s name engraved on the mason jar to anyone who can prove me wrong.
      *back-story: the testicals removal and jaring process is a part of the initiation process of all members of The Lincoln Project. By the neutering process the Club is assured no rougue old man member suddenly starts feeling his testosterin and attempts to stand in the way of the Clubs main purpose of kowtowing to the left and giving them everything they (the left) want.
      Thank you America,

      • SavvyMom

        September 21, 2023 at 12:03 pm

        So many misspellings, so little thought. Your ignorance and lack of education are on full display.

        • JD

          September 21, 2023 at 12:27 pm

          EarL (with a big “L” for “Loser”) Shitts is the coup de grâce to the far right’s ending support in Florida politics.

          The adults are coming back because the neighbors finally called the police on the party.

          Buh-bye EarL At most you’ll be that creepy uncle at family reunions who brings the dry cornbread nobody eats.

      • Nick Ciaramitaro

        September 22, 2023 at 12:01 pm

        It is currently 14 months to the presidential election – not 8 months before – and the Lincoln Project has been actively airing ads for months so your claim is disproven. Save your mason jar.

  • Michael K

    September 19, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Imagine, a president for ALL Americans.
    Neither Trump nor DeSantis even come close.

    • Earl Pitts "Political Genious" American

      September 19, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      Yes dear sweet impressionable ‘Lil MikeyK. Its like some older Dook 4 Brains Leftist sat you down and played John Lennon’s “Imagine” song for you and it must have been quite an experience. We’re all jellous and happy for you at the same time.
      Earl Pitts “Friend Of The Lefty’s” American
      *Jelling MikeyK*

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 19, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    The comfort of Biden has helped me to believe in America! That ad says exactly what I am experiencing NOW! No more bs trumper ! Common Good and Compromise and respectful dialogue! Love it! Thank You Joe Biden!!!

    • Earl Pitts "Political Genious" American

      September 19, 2023 at 5:04 pm

      Yes dear,
      We all rejoice thinking of you in your happy place.
      Earl Pitts “Friend To All” American

  • PeterH

    September 19, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    Biden’s age is a MEANINGLESS MAGA GARBAGE CANARD! Biden has populated his administration with the best and brightest technocrats who aptly handle the day to day management of domestic and international issues.

    • Impeach Biden

      September 19, 2023 at 9:20 pm

      The best and the brightest of the Demo Party like the VP, Energy Sec, Transpo Sec, Sec of State, Def Sec. Bunch of idiots. Just like the CIC.

  • Debra Hughes

    September 19, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    The reason people talk about Pres Biden’s age is because that is all the right wing folks talk about.

    • Impeach Biden

      September 20, 2023 at 8:22 am

      How about we talk about fuel prices then? We can talk about inflation in general. Then we can talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. How about the Southern Border? Or are we now accepting record number of illegals?

  • My Take

    September 19, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Trump and DeSScamus are evil.
    Ramenswampy is crazy.
    Biden is normal.
    Age becomes a mìnor matter.

    • Impeach Biden

      September 19, 2023 at 9:23 pm

      Biden is normal? He is a mumbling, bumbling, protected by the liberal media fool. Where would he be without his cheat sheets, fixed media questions, and teleprompter?

      • DePort DeSantis

        September 20, 2023 at 12:48 pm

        He’d still be beating Trump (and will again next year), who is only 3 yrs younger and looks like a giant bag of excrement with terrible implants (hair, not breast…his C cups are au naturel).

  • My Take

    September 19, 2023 at 9:30 pm

    Vote AGAINST In ’24
    Even if you can’t vote for.
    Against ANY of the unAmercan top three GOPers.

  • My Take

    September 20, 2023 at 3:35 am

    The Liinoln Project – The Righteous Repblicans

  • My Take

    September 20, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Trump has seemed more deranged than dememted, though we see some shifting.

  • William Robbins

    September 21, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    This ad makes about as much sense as a Trump ad claiming to restore integrity and decency to the White House. The Lincoln Project’s ads in general are such obvious nonsense and distortion of reality that they are an insult to anyone who has intelligence. But that of course isn’t the Lincoln Project’s target audience. If you are foolish enough to give them money or think of them as good guys, then you can be foolish enough to think this ad makes sense

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