Democrats turn to the past to gin up support for 81-year-old Biden

President Joe Biden is reaching into the past to shore up support for his reelection bid.

The Biden campaign is planning a fundraiser with former President Barack Obama, who served as commander in chief from 2009 through early 2017, and former President Bill Clinton, who was first elected to office more than 30 years ago.

Yet Biden, 81, ran four years ago on a promise to be “a bridge” to the next generation of Democratic leaders, a transition that has yet to take place. His continued presence in the spotlight has invited questions as to the fitness of the party’s younger generation.

While both Clinton, 77, and Obama, 62, remain beloved figures within the party, some question whether Democrats would do well to look forward rather than back. Biden struggles to connect
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