Cartoonist Barry Blitt’s “The Race For Office” depicts President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) racing against each other — with walkers.
Blitt, 65, “portrays the irony and absurdity of the advanced-age politicians currently vying for our top offices,” wrote Mouly. Mouly and Blitt talked about their own experiences with aging in the piece.
Biden is 80. The four-times-indicted Republican 2024 front-runner Trump is 77. The age of the likely 2024 rivals has become a key talking point among both Democrats and Republicans.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said earlier this month that every Democrat he talks to off the air admits those fears. “When I say every discussion, I don’t mean 99% of the discussion. Every discussion,” he said.
Biden, however, has sought to turn those concerns into a positive, telling an audience two weeks ago: “You know, the only thing that comes with age is a little bit of wisdom. I’ve been doing this longer than anybody, and guess what? I’m going to continue to do it, with your help.”