David Axelrod: Biden's age 'major' problem for future political viability

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod raised a "major" red flag regarding President Joe Biden's ambitions to run for reelection in 2024, pointing to the commander in chief's advanced age.

His comments appeared in a New York Times report Saturday that examined "whispers" among Democrats who are increasingly anxious about Biden's leadership ahead of the 2022 midterm elections in which Republicans are widely expected to win back control of at least one chamber of Congress.

Biden, who is 79, is the oldest man ever to be president. In fact, Biden was older when he took the oath of office than was Ronald Reagan, the second-oldest sitting president ever, when he retired at 77. Biden would be 82 for a second inauguration.

President Joe Biden by The White House is licensed under flickr U.S. Government Work