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The Last Time an Unfit Incumbent Ran for Reelection

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2024
From The Right
2024 Presidential Election, Joe Biden
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We should be mindful of the lessons of 80 years ago: No one close to the president is going to tell the truth.

There’s a tried-and-true method for a White House to deal with a seriously ailing president — lie about it.

The American public, of course, didn’t know the truth about Woodrow Wilson’s condition after his stroke, nor about the extent of JFK’s health difficulties. Meanwhile, FDR’s dire condition was kept from the public when he was running for a fourth term that he had no business attempting. He died...

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