So, we have the two presidential front-runners being a late-70s dude whose primary mode of corresponding is semi-coherent Truth Social rants mixed with the occasional rambling TV interview and an early 80s dude who'd find it an uphill climb to even manage those sorts of things.
Then, in the Senate, the issues with Feinstein's 90ish self have been well-publicized where she and some of her closest supporters act like all is well, despite the fact that she spent a large chunk of this year absent due to health issues and the general word is her brain don't work so good no more.
And today, McConnell apparently had some sort of brain issue where he froze up while speaking and had to be led away from the podium while seeming disoriented.
Don't get me wrong -- I kind of detest all of these people and their ilk and would call it a combination of awesome and hilarious if they start dropping like flies left and right, but this sort of thing is kind of an embarrassment in the "that's the best we can do?" way of thinking.
Term/age limits would be a great thing, but the people looking to have life-long careers in politics are SURPRISINGLY resistant to that sort of crazy talk. And the ones who are fucking geriatrics tend to be in hard R/B areas where they're about a sure thing to get elected if their name is on the ballot. And their supporters tend to view them as "deserving" of their throne as long as they want it -- when all the Feinstein's Broken Brain talk happened and a couple other Ds put their hat in the ring as her next-term replacement, I saw way too much "This is just wrong; she should decide for herself if she wants to run or not!" talk.
So, is there any real solution or are we destined to be in a tailspin because too many olds are running the show as long as they want and too many other people think they deserve their seat and it's disrespectful to even consider the concept they're unfit or maybe should step aside? I'd like to think that if a few of them do croak while in office or become complete public embarrassments, it would be a wake-up call...but that does really underestimate the whole "stupid sheep flocking to name recognition" factor that plays a role in keeping them in power.