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Old 03-12-2016, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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On my 70th birthday, I was in the hospital getting my knee replaced. I can't imagine anyone in his right mind running for president at that age.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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I don't care about their age. I only care about their honesty and ethics. Whover it is, they won't be the first to die in office. Pay attention to the running mate! They may inherit the keys to the kingdom.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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On my 70th birthday, I was in the hospital getting my knee replaced. I can't imagine anyone in his right mind running for president at that age.
What's the correlation between your personal experience with having a bad knee requiring replacement and the capabilities of other 70 year olds running for president?
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:11 AM
 
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I don't care about their age. I only care about their honesty and ethics. Whover it is, they won't be the first to die in office. Pay attention to the running mate! They may inherit the keys to the kingdom.
Who's planning to die in office? Lol. Don't pre-write the obituaries just yet. They likely have a bit of time left.
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:19 PM
 
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I am 67 and to be honest the higher ages of the candidates is a difficulty for me. I wish Elizabeth Warren were in the running.

I should add that I like both the two Democratic candidates enough to vote for them; I am not wholly decided. But their age is not a plus to me. Great choices for VPs would turn that around for me, perhaps.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:10 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Hillary is 68 and will be 69 in October.

Bernie Saunders is 74 and will be 75 in Sept.
Close enough for government.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile You said it better! Thanks!!

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I don't feel a candidate on either side of the spectrum is "better" based on age alone. However, older candidates like Hillary or Sanders are an inspiration to me. I'm 64 and sometimes I have some pretty black moment thinking my "useful" life is over with. Then I see 67 year-old Hillary or 72 year-old Bernie hitting the campaign trail with all the enthusiasm and stamina as if they were both still in their 20's. If they can retain that sort of energy and passion, then so can I. Reagan served in the White House between the ages of 70 to 78. It's about time people stop writing off others due to their age. We have the wisdom of a lifetime behind us, we've experienced all sorts of things that younger people have not, and many of us would like to leave a positive legacy behind for future generations. Sounds pretty good to me.
This is what I wanted to say but he said it better!!
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I, personally, do not feel there are any good choices regardless of their ages. Of course, if some unknown younger person who had the smarts to do this job suddenly appeared, I do think that person would have an overwhelming advantage. Anyone 50 or younger, with a decidedly positive presence and enough energy and ability to rock the boat might become president. It might have to be another movie star though. JMHO
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:28 PM
 
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Old age starts at 85, it says here: Why Old Age starts at 85: British pensioners are pushing back the age barrier... | UK | News | Daily Express

By that standard all of the candidates are spring chickens (and so are most of us I'm guessing )

People are living much longer nowadays, and staying relatively healthy for longer.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I am 67 and to be honest the higher ages of the candidates is a difficulty for me. I wish Elizabeth Warren were in the running.

I should add that I like both the two Democratic candidates enough to vote for them; I am not wholly decided. But their age is not a plus to me. Great choices for VPs would turn that around for me, perhaps.


Yikes I am glad EW ain't running. I hope she never runs.
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