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For those over 65, there must be some realization that their bodies have slowed down...well maybe more for the over 70s than the 60s voter. I am 73 and I find myself forgetting things, especially people's names. It's embarrassing to me, and I'm sure Biden's opponents will exploit that with every slip. Democrats are doing it already. You can imagine how Republicans will cast Biden's "oldness", (he will be 77 this month) not that Trump is a spring chicken either. He is 73 like me. But for his supporters nothing matters.
I believe Joe Biden will make an excellent president if he can ever get past the primaries and the avalanche of negative insults against him in the general election. I have my doubts based on how he handled the Hunter Biden accusations. Republicans and especially Trump are ruthless in their pursuit of "making dirt" on their opponents.
So as Biden slips in the polls, his band of moderate supporters will switch to either Buttigieg or Klobuchar. It's happened already to an extent but one really big gaff in the debates and the wave could become a rip tide. Steve Bullock also needs to hang in there.
In addition to the over 65 voters, Biden gets a substantial part of his support from the African-American community. Where will those supporters go if Biden slips?
Okay I'm off topic. The Affordable Care Act "public option" champions are Biden, Buttigieg and Klobuchar. I think most of the public will be with them on that issue once they better understand the big picture.
Kamala Harris, on the other hand, seems to be all over the place...for Bernie's Medicare for all but also for private insurance. Wishy washy. That's why her poll numbers suck.
Like the 2018 primary, health care will be the defining issue. The Affordable Care Act with a public option is a winner for the primaries, but will have a tough sell in the general election going against the lobbyists. BernieCare will be a loser.