The Age Issue

Senators who say that they are too old to be Vice President — and one ringer.

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.)
“No. I’m too old.”
Born: May 7, 1932

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
“I’m too old to be vice president”
Born: September 17, 1933

Sen. John McCain
Wants to be President
Born: August 29, 1936

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
“When I was much younger I would have probably said, ‘Sure, I’ll be glad to accept it,’ but I’m 70 years [old] and they need a younger person for the job.”
Born: December 7, 1937

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2 Responses to The Age Issue

  1. negligence says:

    If McCain was a leftist (I’m not sure that he isn’t really) Democrat, would you be making fun of his age or praising his wisdom? Just curious.


  2. Michael says:

    Neither, I suspect. It’s true that I don’t routinely attack candidates whose policies I support during election season, at least not in this particular forum, but I absolutely won’t write good things about candidates I don’t like even if I agree with them. And McCain, even were he on my ideological wavelength — which I would not call “leftist” at all, by the way — is such an awful hypocrite, and so uninformed about basic things you’d expect a decent Presidential candidate to know about, that I’d probably mostly frequently stew in silence.

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