“You can’t win the battle against time”

The US presidential race remains mired in controversy. More and more Democrats are publicly distancing themselves from their candidate, Joe BidenThey consider him too old to take on the responsibility of leading a country and say it is time to retire. The latest to join the party’s internal current has been the actor George Clooneyuntil now a defender of the President of the United States: “The only battle Biden can’t win is the fight against time. None of us can.”

In an opinion piece published this Wednesday in The New York TimesThe Hollywood star confesses his enormous affection for the man he considers a friend, whom he supported as a senator, vice president and president, but admits that he is no longer a viable option to face Donald Trump in the next elections: “It’s devastating to say, but the Joe Biden I was with three weeks ago at the fundraiser was not the Joe Biden of 2010, he wasn’t even the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same man we all saw at the debate.”has said.

At 81, Joe Biden appeared incoherent and disoriented during his debate against Donald Trump on June 28 and that was the straw that broke the camel’s back: “Was he tired? Yes. A cold? Maybe. But our party leaders must stop telling us that 51 million people did not see what we just saw. We are all so terrified by the prospect of a second Trump term that we have chosen to ignore all the warning signs.”

The protagonist of Ocean’s Eleven He is aware of the harshness of his words, but the future of his country is above even his friend Biden: “Is it fair to point out these things? It has to be. It’s about age. Nothing more, but nothing that can be reversed either. We are not going to win in November with this president.” Clooney said, adding that this is not only his opinion but also that of congressmen and governors with whom he speaks “privately.”