CNN begins State of the Union coverage with a Republican strategist urging Biden to announce he won’t run for re-election

Scott Jennings: “That would be the best possible thing he could do for this country”

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Citation From the February 7, 2023, edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360

SCOTT JENNINGS (CONTRIBUTOR): He's in rough shape. I mean, His own party doesn't want him to run. The American people don't want him to run. There are serious reservations about re-electing a president who will be 86 years old at the end of the next term. And, you know, I don't know where you go from here. He is going to talk about some things he's gotten done but the American people don't believe it. They don't feel it. And you can feel in the country the market demand for a new generation of leadership.

I think that about Biden. I also think that about Trump. That would be the best possible thing he could do for this country. One weird trick for having an 80% approval rating by tomorrow morning, give a 10 minute speech, flip on the aviators, announce I'm not running again and stroll out the front door. He would almost be a hero for having the guts to declare victory and turn this country over to the next generation.