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Vinson weighs in on the question of Biden’s age

Danielle Vinson ’89, Department of Politics and International Affairs, speaks at Riley Institute event.

Last updated September 6, 2023

By Tina Underwood

In an article appearing in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, journalist Niall Stanage cites a recent poll in which 80 percent of respondents said they were “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about Biden’s ability to serve effectively during a possible second term. Stanage turned to Furman University’s Danielle Vinson, an alumna and professor of politics and international affairs, who commented on how President Biden’s age will influence voters in the upcoming election. “There has been a lot of partisan coverage in conservative media that focuses on every gaffe that he makes,” she said. “But, quite honestly, every president makes gaffes and some of them are quite young when they do so. George W. Bush had an interesting relationship with the English language, for example,” she added.

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