How old is too Old to run for president?
With all the speculation that the new Grandmother to be Hillary Clinton may run for President, it is worth a look when it comes to the age issue. She was born on October 26, 1947, and would be 69 on Election Day, and inauguration day. She also suffered a concussion that prevented her from testifying to congress about the video inspired demonstrations
terrorist attacks in Benghazi.
All we can do is look back and possibly see how the media will treat the ever important issue of surviving four years as the world’s most powerful person, and the leader of the free world. The vigilant main stream media has always been a watchdog for the American people, and that should not change in 2016.
Listen to some Democrats, and you’ll think the 71-year-old Arizona senator is a man lost in a perpetual fog. He is “confused” and has “lost his bearings” or is “out of touch.”
Whether or not the Democrats are playing word games, it is abundantly clear that, for many voters, McCain’s age is a real concern.
Roughly one-third of respondents in most recent national polls say that McCain’s age could impede his ability to effectively govern the nation.
Via The HuffPo
Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Wednesday that Republican Sen. John McCain is too old to be president. Murtha is 75, four years older than McCain. He says they are nearly the same age, and the rigors and stress of running the country is too much for guys their age.
“I’ve served with seven presidents,” Murtha told a union audience. “When they come in, they all make mistakes. They all get older.”
“This one guy running is about as old as me,” he said, drawing laughter and applause. “Let me tell you something, it’s no old man’s job.”
If McCain, 70, runs and wins, he would be the oldest person ever inaugurated as president. As is evident from the scar on the left side of his face, he has had malignant melanoma, the most invasive and dangerous form of skin cancer. (One in every 60 Americans is at risk for developing invasive melanoma in their lifetimes.)
The Iraq war, which he strongly supports, has disturbed and dismayed him. He told The Washington Post it was a “train wreck.” He told me it was a “witch’s brew.” He visits wounded soldiers and Marines when they come back home for treatment and if any civilian feels the pain of the military, it is McCain.
And it is showing.
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is in good general health and is free of skin cancer, according to a report by The Associated Press that cites the candidate’s medical records. McCain’s campaign is releasing his medical records today; AP reporters were granted early access to the files
One vital statistic that you don’t need an M.D. to understand is McCain’s age: The Arizona senator is 71, older than any newly elected president. So far, his age doesn’t seem to be working against him.
We can only look forward to the MSM playing the watchdog role when it comes to 2016 and Hillary Clinton. They will once again prove they are not biased, and they will do that by not actually reporting, but only mimicking what others say, after all what is better than the deniability of never having an opinion, and only having to say we are just reporting what others say.