Is McCain too old?

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    I was reading that if elected, McCain will be the oldest president ever to take office. He acts a bit confused on occasion, one day calling himself a liberal conservative, another day mixing up rival factions in Iraq...will his age limit his ability to be president?
     
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    I heard that if elected, Hillary will have the biggest cankles of any president to take office. This often causes circulation problems which can lead to lapses in memory and judgment because the brain isn't receiving enough blood and oxygen. Things like recalling sniper fire that never actually happened. Will her cankles limit her ability to be president?
     
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    Nice.

    I was kind of surprised this weekend when my mother told me she wouldn't vote for McCain because of his age and the Hagee thing. She was an Obama supporter, and hates Hillary, so she's a little lost as to options.
     
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    You writing Macaca Obama off already?
     
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    Big deal. I'm 43 and I act confused on occasion. I am a liberal conservative. I am liberal or don't give a rip on most social issues, and I'm conservative when it comes to governmental, military, and fiscal issues. As for confusing the factions in Iraq, I'm sure there are days they don't even know whose side they're on. Is McCain old? You bet. Is it a legitimate concern? Worthy of discussion? Yes it is, just as Obama's pastor and his influence in Obama's life is a legitimate topic of discussion. Just as Hillary's penchant for lying is a legitimate topic of discussion.

    Now, all that being said, McCain's mom is in her 90s and seems to be very alert and fully functioning. Whether or not those genes have been passed to her son, only time will tell.

    I still have no idea where my vote is going in November, but I'm not overly concerned about McCain's age.
     
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    Honestly, I'm writing off both Obama and Clinton. This minister of his has half the liberals in the country saying there's nothing wrong with telling your kids to blame your problems on someone else, or saying AIDs was caused by the US government to hurt blacks, or to God Damn America because we aren't perfect. It hurts all Dems, not just Obama. It's all pretty twisted and discouraging, IMO.
     
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    Nice touch, the "Macaca" thing.
     
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    yea.. george allen had a lot of success with that piece of vocab too.
     
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    It is not McCain's age that is so troublesome, it is the fact he sold his soul to the republican ideology church that is so discouraging. The man doesn't have the balls today to say anything is wrong. More of same, more of same, from John McSame we can do without.

    "McCain approves of Bush’s war in Iraq and has vowed to stay the course. Although he originally opposed Bush’s tax cuts, McCain now pledges to make them permanent.

    He also supports the privatizing of Social Security, which would put the retirement system at risk and add to the current federal deficit. Seemingly willing to do anything to get elected, McCain has flip-flopped on many issues to court conservative voters.

    America has suffered greatly under President Bush. We don’t need to continue the pain with a McCain administration."

    http://www.dunnconnect.com/articles/2008/03/12/letters/letters02.txt
     
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    McCain will be 72 if he takes office. We've never elected a president over 65 before. If somehow he becomes president, and gets re-elected, then he'd be an 80 year old president.

    I've heard people say Thompson couldn't get elected because he's too old...
     

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