California’s governor was effusive in his praise of Joe Biden in a new CNN interview, declaring that the 80-year-old had delivered ‘a masterclass’ in governance, and brushing aside concerns about his age.
Gavin Newsom is strongly suspected of harboring White House aspirations of his own, but on Monday he was adamant that Biden was the best man for the job, laughing off questions as to whether he was considering challenging the incumbent.
‘Voters have every right to be concerned,’ he said. ‘But Bobby Kennedy said it best: what the world needs are the qualities of youth, not a time of life but a state of mind. A quality of imagination.
‘I couldn’t imagine this, three years ago, that this president could accomplish so much in such a short period of time.’
He said he wanted ‘a season pro, who knows how to get things done.’
Newsom continued: ‘And the results are in: it’s been a masterclass. There’s simply been no administration in my lifetime that has been more effective in producing more substantive results.’
Biden, 80, is the oldest person ever elected president, and his age is worrying many voters across the political spectrum. A poll last month reveals 77 percent of Americans – including 69 percent of Democrats – think Biden is too old for a second term.
He said that Kamala Harris was vital to Biden’s success – despite her widespread unpopularity.
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