Uber Driver, The Equalizer, a Home Depot Manager and More Things Joe Biden Should Be Instead of President

Joe Biden has settled into the BarcaLounger and Burn Notice phase of his life. Which is fine! My dad is there too, and in a slightly less-imperfect world, they’d be going on adventures to the mall and linen-soaked jazz cruises together. Instead, Joe Biden is running for president of the United States. And, well, here’s why he should be somewhere smoking some meat instead.

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)



Imagine a world where medical advances extend life to 500 years. Old people stuck in their ways would just keep accumulating wealth and power, and by the time they died, someone only slightly less old would step into their places. Progress would be a lost concept.

It’s good we get eighty years or so and then make room for our kids.

Joe’s had his turn, he should make room.