This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has gone, bluntly, where others have feared to tread so far.
But it is an issue that will become more and more obvious as the 2024 presidential race develops.
It's because Joe Biden this week used an AI-generated video to announce his bid for a second term.
"I think we can all be very clear and say with a matter of fact that if you vote for Joe Biden, you really are counting on a President [Kamala] Harris," she said during an interview on Fox News. "Because the idea that he would make it until 86 years old is not something that I think is likely."
Biden already is 80, headline toward 81 at flank speed.
According to a report at the Daily Wire, Biden's advanced age – and accompanying incidents evidencing a cognitive decline – have caused many "including Democrats" to be "talking around the edges. He’s not as mentally strong as he once was, they say quietly."
She already is on record, the report noted, calling for mandatory mental competency tests for politicians of advanced age – more than 75.
The White House has said only that it would be up to Biden should he win whether he would serve a full term or not.
A second GOP candidate, Vivek Ramaswamy, was just about as blunt at Haley.
"It’s a myth that Joe Biden is actually running for president. He’s not. It’s just the managerial class using Joe Biden as a front to advance its own agenda. To them, Biden’s cognitive impairment isn’t a bug. It’s a feature," he said.