If Biden Quits the Race, He Should Resign the Presidency

Source: Washington Monthly
by Matthew Cooper

“A chorus of pundits is calling for Joe Biden to withdraw from the presidential race after his disturbing, if not frightening, debate performance last week. Some elected officials, such as Representative Lloyd Doggett, the Texas Democrat, have gotten there. But if Biden does choose to end his reelection bid, it might well be best for the Democratic Party and the country if he not only declined the nomination but resigned from the presidency. … remaining a caretaker president for seven months after a Democratic, if not national, panic over his competence is risky and untenable. By what logic is Biden, 81, visibly slipping in his gait, carriage, and verbal acuity, too old to run for president but just fine serving as president?” (07/03/24)