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Old 02-22-2012, 11:00 PM   #91
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"I will answer whatever I want! Waaah!"

Mitt, what a giant douche.
That's not what he said. He said that you get to ask any question you want I will answer the question the way I want. Don't be so bitter
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Reagan was 69 in 1980, when 69 was closer to grave health than it is now.
George HW Bush was 68 when he left office almost 20 years ago.
Eisenhower was 70 when he left office in the health climate of 1960.
Bob Dole was 73 in 1996 (and he's still alive 16 years later).
McCain was 72 when he ran in 2008.
Ron Paul is currently 76.
Newt will be 69 this June.
John Adams lived to be 90, Madison 85 and Jefferson 83.


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I don't disagree with those speculations, but so much can happen between now and then. Will any of you say that anyone would have suggested Obama in Feb of 2004?
We wouldn't suggest anyone as dramatically unqualified as Obama was in Feb of 2004. And we all know it. Could something similar happen again, where a candidate falls from the sky and captures the zeitgeist of the mainstream media and the vast majority of the young voting public? Doubtful. Obama struck all the right chords with all the right people and rode a unique wave to the Presidency. We would need something similar to happen to an Independent third party candidate to really effectuate any kind of real change in DC. And even then, would probably run into even worse problems without having some blind partisan support.
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He said that you get to ask any question you want I will answer the question the way I want. Don't be so bitter
Sounds like Mitt's the one who's bitter.
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Reagan was 69 in 1980, when 69 was closer to grave health than it is now.
George HW Bush was 68 when he left office almost 20 years ago.
Eisenhower was 70 when he left office in the health climate of 1960.
Bob Dole was 73 in 1996 (and he's still alive 16 years later).
McCain was 72 when he ran in 2008.
Ron Paul is currently 76.
Newt will be 69 this June.
John Adams lived to be 90, Madison 85 and Jefferson 83.
And I don't think the country wants this anymore.
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I NEVER put much stock in polls, especially those that are months from an election, but this is still truly terrifying. How is Santorum behind by only 1 %?


http://www.gallup.com/poll/152918/Ro...ationally.aspx
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I NEVER put much stock in polls, especially those that are months from an election, but this is still truly terrifying. How is Santorum behind by only 1 %?

http://www.gallup.com/poll/152918/Ro...ationally.aspx
There was a time when Rick Perry polled favorably against Obama.
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You're right.

Again, I never pay attention to polls either way, but the fact that Santorum was so high nationally was alarming to me.
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And I don't think the country wants this anymore.
Because outside of the three Founders, I only listed Republicans?
Is that what you mean by "this"?

Joe Biden will be a few weeks short of 70 on election night.
Why doesn't the country want Joe Biden?
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Because outside of the three Founders, I only listed Republicans?
Is that what you mean by "this"?

Joe Biden will be a few weeks short of 70 on election night.
Why doesn't the country want Joe Biden?
No, that's not what I meant at all, but nice try...

I just meant that I think the days of electing the post 65 year old are gone.
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i'd be inclined to disagree. while youth and energy are always admired because they inspire things like, say, hope, i think there's a recognition that people just don't age in the way that they used to even 20 years ago. many people remain sharp and vital and at their best well into their 70s.

that said, i'm all for younger candidates so we can get beyond this Baby Boomer/Vietnam paralysis. i'd hoped Obama would be able to do that.
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but nice try...
Is that really necessary?
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i think there's a recognition that people just don't age in the way that they used to even 20 years ago. many people remain sharp and vital and at their best well into their 70s.
This is true, but do you believe that as a society that we respect age as we used to?

I believe we're seeing quite a drastic change of age in CEOs of major businesses.
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I think Santorum just outlined everything I hate about politics last night.
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i don't think age has as much wear and tear on us as it used to, at least amongst wealthy, educated people who can afford good nutrition, exercise, and have jobs that keep them mentally engaged. the difference between baby boomers at 60 vs. the WW2 generation at 60 is quite dramatic. people stay younger longer. so it's less about respecting age than being able to keep it at bay longer.
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