The article discusses how President Biden’s age impacts his re-election campaign more negatively than his performance in governance, creating a dilemma for the Democratic Party.

Michelle Goldberg's opinion piece points out the contrasting perceptions of President Biden’s capabilities between those with close governance ties and the general public. While inside insights describe Biden as an effective leader, public appearances and gaffes fuel concern over his age among voters. The piece covers arguments around Biden's governance, Democratic priorities, media coverage of his age, and its political implications, alongside a critique of the special counsel Robert Hur's comments as potentially politically motivated.