Joe Biden’s campaign for president is in full swing.
But he keeps running into major setbacks.
And a key Obama official just admitted one thing that Joe Biden fears above all.
Joe Biden’s biggest setback since announcing his presidential campaign has surprisingly been former President Barack Obama.
Despite serving as Obama’s Vice President, the former President has been apprehensive to support him.
Reports even claim that Obama was pushing for Biden not to run at all.
The fact that even Obama isn’t excited about Biden is a bad sign.
But it clearly isn’t just Obama who isn’t completely on board with his run.
Obama’s former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has less-than-stellar things to say about the prospect of a Biden presidency.
Speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation, Gates was pressed on previous comments made about the former Vice President, who he worked closely with.
In a 2014 memoir, Gates stated that Biden has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
During the interview, Gates was asked if, in light of those comments he believes that Biden could be an effective commander in chief.
“I don’t know, I don’t know,” Gates said. “I stand by that statement. He and I agreed on some key issues in the Obama administration, we disagreed significantly on Afghanistan and some other issues.”
“I think that the vice president has some issues with the military, so how he would get along with the senior military and what that relationship would be,” Gates continued. “I just think it would depend on the personalities at the time.”
This clearly isn’t what Biden wanted to hear from the former Defense Secretary, and doesn’t instill much confidence among Obama supporters, who Biden desperately needs on his side.
Along with concerns about Biden’s foreign policy and national security positions, Gates also expressed concern with Biden’s age.
Biden would be 78-years old at the time of inauguration, making him the oldest President at the time of inauguration in history.
Gates’ concern has to do with energy levels for somebody at that age in the White House.
“You don’t have the kind of energy that I think is required to be president,” Gates said. “I think… I’m not sure you have the intellectual acuity that you might have had in your 60s. So, I mean it’s just a personal view… for me the thought of taking on those responsibilities at this point in my life would be pretty daunting.”
Biden’s age will almost certainly be a concern if he chooses to run.
Already, that seems to be an angle of attack for President Trump, who calls him “sleepy Joe.”
Despite only being a few years younger than Biden, Trump is world-renowned for his high energy levels, something that Biden can’t say the same for.
President Trump has consistently said that he looks forward to running against Biden.
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