Joe Biden too old to run for president?

"The View" co-hosts discuss Biden's possible run and ageism in America.
6:45 | 10/18/18

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joy. I did. Former vice president Joe Biden was asked if he would consider ending my long national nightmare by running for president in 2020. And if he thinks his age -- but he thinks his age could hurt his chances. He's wondering if they could. I'm wondering too. Take a look at the clip. They would judge me on my vitality. Can I still run up the steps of air force two. Am I still in good shape. Do I have all my faculties. Am I energetic. I think it's totally legitimate people ask those questions. Biden would be 78 years old on inauguration day. Yeah. Is it too old? Well, I'm not -- What do you think? Clap if you -- no. They love him. You're a hard no on that one. I'm not an ageist at all. I think age really is just a number. My father right up until he got sick was climbing up and down -- And your grandma. My grandma is almost 107. Give it up by the way. She's amazing. Looks amazing too right now. If she runs against trump I'll vote for her. Roberta. Really, I don't like ageism the all. I have friends of all ages all the way up to 107, my grandmother. The question with Joe Biden going forward for me isn't just -- it's not his age. I don't care about that. It's whether Democrats are going to be okay with someone who's a little more centrist. He's not a socialist. He's an older white man. He doesn't sort of go into the narrative that I think some Democrats want going forward. And the question for Republicans -- and this is actually something that's kind of plaguing me -- is that I politically am divergent from Joe Biden but anything who knows anything about me knows how close we are and how do you ile politics and the politics, the ideology that you believe in but the character of a man who's going to be in office. He's got the good character. Character matters so much. So much. After this one, yeah. One final thing and I'll give it up. I know I'm holding the ball too long. I've only ever seen two politicians do this not show, go into the audience and shake hands and hug and talk to the audience, my father and Joe Biden. They love people. He loves people. Don't ever underestimate the power of that. If he were smart I think he would get out and say forget the age, I'm running for one term. No, then he would be a lame duck president. You say I'm going to sew this country back together, get it back on track again. I think he might be the only one -- this is so early so it's hard to talk about but he might be the only one to get enough people politically in the middle. You have to give Americans an alternative to president trump. Let's face it, he's going to be a tough one to beat, president trump. The economy is doing well. Democrats are struggling to find what their message is and who their leader is and Joe Biden might be the only one to do that. Mitch Mcconnell shot himself in the foot when he said we're going to take away Obamacare and look into social security to fix the deficit. People do not want to hear those words. And that there is a deficit now because trump said his tax cut wouldn't create it. I want to say this though about ageism because I really think America does suffer from ageism unfortunately. You know, for me, especially in the African-American community and in the Puerto rican community, age is considered a benefit because you have experience, because you have this institutional wisdom, this knowledge. I mean, before my grandmother passed away, I would call her every day and ask for advice because she had seen so much. So you have someone like Joe Biden who has seen so much because he was the vice president. He was actually in the white house. I can't imagine that his age has anything to do with it. I don't care if he can run up and down the stairs. I only want to make sure that his mind is okay. He said he would release his medical records which is also important for the country to have. He's out there campaigning hard for mid-term elections right now. As everybody knows, that is tough work, out doing rallies and speeches. Democrats are smart though because there is this opening obviously right now. They will run someone who has more centrist appeal in the blue areas -- excuse me, blue states that have turned red with trump in the middle of the country if they run someone like that. If they go Elizabeth Warren, all bets are off. He's polling the best. You have to understand, age is really relative. Look at trump. He's like -- 72. He's like one cheeseburger away from whatever. From obesity. The guy, he's out of shape. He's out of shape. He is out of shape. Any Republican that would criticize Joe Biden's age, let's not forget that in Reagan's later years in president, it's now been written about, about his mental health and early onset Alzheimer's. I will turn myself in, I am Joe Biden's age. I will not say the number, it gives me vertigo, but I am Joe Biden's age. I could run for president. I'm perfectly healthy. My brain is working. You have incredible stamina. I have great stamina. I'm good. Will Democrats go for this, that's the question. There's a lot of up and comers, Elizabeth Warren, kamala Harris. I heard Joe Biden move a little more left because I think he understands the politics. He went down to the border recently in Arizona or Texas I believe and had the complete opposite message on immigration that you're hearing from president trump so I think he understands the pressure he's under. You got to appeal to the base first and then I think his message will veer more to the middle. Look what we have in the white house. I said it all along. Everybody was like, he's a businessman, he's a businessman. Who cares. He has no experience in government. Look where we are now. He's got Jared Kushner, no experience. Also raised $100 million. Let's assume he's going to run. Let's assume for the sake of argument that Biden will run. Who do you like on the ticket with him? Beto O'rourke who is currently 46 years old and a superstar. No. If he's going to lose to Ted Cruz -- Even if he loses to Ted Cruz, it shows something -- Vulnerable. You know what my dream is though, a bipartisan ticket. I don't know if that would ever work in this country. It's not going to happen. But that's my -- okay. You can shut me down but -- How about Cory booker. I think it's unrealistic. Your dad wanted to do that. With Lieberman. Cory booker, currently 49. No. Kamala Harris. I like kamala Harris. Tammy Duckworth is not one. He's a war hero. She's a war hero, asian-american. I like kamala because she's a lawyer. When you watched her during those Kavanaugh hearings -- We have senator klobuchar coming on. She might run for president. We'll ask her.

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