Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Old Senators Never Die- They Just Get More Sentimental
Senator John McCain was on Meet the Press this weekend. They had a short but interesting discussion about age. While everyone seemed to agree that old people are, in fact, more sentimental- there was some debate over the impact of the Senator's age on his possible run for the presidency in 2008.

The numbers seem to favor John McCain remaining a Senator.

At 69, McCain is only slightly older than your average US Senator (61) and much younger than the Senate’s oldest member (Robert Byrd- who turned 88 last month).

By the time next presidential election rolls around, John McCain will be 72- much older than your average president (55 at inauguration) and three years older than Ronald Reagan, the oldest man to be elected president, when he started his presidency at the age of 69.

If you didn’t see the show- then you can check out the transcipt at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10266650/. It’s worth watching just to hear Senator McCain say: “I love to be sentimental. It's one of my favorite pastimes.”


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