What's happening: A sentiment is brewing among so-called Republicans of the "Never Trump" variety: President Joe Biden is old and cognitively impaired; he shouldn't run for reelection.
• Mike Murphy, who self-identifies as an "Infuriated GOP Strategist" and "OG Trump hater," is the latest Democrat-supporting Republican to make this argument.
• Eliot Cohen, another self-described "Never Trump" Republican, wrote an op-ed in the Atlantic earlier this month urging the elderly Biden to "step aside" in 2024.
What they're saying: "The stakes are way too high," Murphy wrote in a Substack post on Wednesday. "Biden, simply put, is too damn old to be as formidable a candidate as this moment in American history demands."
• Biden "has no business running for president at age 80," Cohen wrote. "It is time for him to take a bow, accept the thanks of a grateful nation, and exit to well-deserved applause."
Analysis: They're absolutely right. Joe Biden has no business running for reelection. He is too frail to run another campaign. His advisers make him use the short stairs on Air Force One because his next fall could be fatal. He is far too fragile to be hanging out with a rambunctious and bloodthirsty German shepherd.
Biden's brain has the consistency of melted ice cream. He wakes up every morning thinking Jimmy Carter is president, or that he's late to a meeting with Ted Kennedy. He is way too old and impaired to be in charge of anything, while his chosen successor, Kamala Harris, is somehow even more ill-equipped for the job.
Sorry, Never Trump Republicans, but you're just going to have to suck it up. You have thrown your lot in with the Democratic Party, and they don't care what you think. No one does. Biden's rickety old ass is running, and you're going to vote for him no matter what.
You don't have to, though. No one is forcing you. There are plenty of Republicans not named Trump running for president in 2024. You could support one of them. But you won't because you're not really a Republican anymore. You are stuck with the Democrats, and Biden is their best and only option.
Biden is running because he has to run. If he drops out and doesn't endorse Kamala, your fellow Democrats are going to combust in a racially charged grievance inferno. Most reasonable people understand that Kamala is profoundly ill-equipped to be president. Biden and his corpse-like body shouldn't run for reelection under any circumstances, but especially not with her on the ticket.
Alas, most Democrats aren't willing to say this publicly. This party, your party, is full of psychos who think it is "literally violence" to call an incompetent and unqualified black woman incompetent and unqualified to be president. She's a terrible candidate. Hillary Clinton would have a better shot in a general election than Kamala Harris. But you'd still vote for Kamala. Hell, you'd even vote for Hillary again.
You know this is deranged, but this is what you signed up for. Everyone knows Biden is too old to run, but there is nothing you can do about it. You take orders from Jennifer Rubin now, and she says Biden's doubters need to "live with it" because his proximity to death is actually a good thing. So live with it.
God bless America.