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Is Hillary too old?

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Is Hillary too old?

Postby Huckleby » Mon May 19, 2014 12:44 pm

I kinda think so. Americans are suckers for a fresh face in politics.

I don't see a better alternative right now.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby fennel » Mon May 19, 2014 12:50 pm

Nah, she's only 66.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby Huckleby » Mon May 19, 2014 12:53 pm

yes, but the brain damage

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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby fennel » Mon May 19, 2014 12:55 pm

Strom Thurmond was 100 when he left office. For context, review the ages of senators currently in office.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby nutria » Mon May 19, 2014 12:58 pm

Come on, Huck -- at least let Ned spout his BS talking points himself.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby O.J. » Mon May 19, 2014 1:03 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, Huck, but I don't recall you voicing the same concern about John McCain.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby Huckleby » Mon May 19, 2014 1:09 pm

fennel wrote:Strom Thurmond was 100 when he left office. For context, review the ages of senators currently in office.


The Senate is a country club, retirement home. Presidency is the pot boiler.


Age of presidents when they assume office:
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Hillary will be Reagan'a age, 69, which is pushing it, in my view.
Here's argument that you should look at life expectancy:
http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-ho ... s-20140423

I don't think people should run for president after about 65 because of reduced energy.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby Huckleby » Mon May 19, 2014 1:11 pm

O.J. wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, Huck, but I don't recall you voicing the same concern about John McCain.


I don't remember, honestly.

BTW, I am a huge Hillary Clinton fan, just think that 2008 was her year.

I don't see Elizabeth Warren as a good alternative. I like that EW is a fighter, I just don't see America embracing her. She is more of a lawyer than a charismatic figure.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby Bwis53 » Mon May 19, 2014 4:07 pm

I'd like to see Hillary try to prove she's got more balls than Obama. I just tried to find that old SNL skit where Obama calls Hillary in a panic, in the middle of the night. She's got a mudpack on her face and rollers in her hair. Obama wants advice and asks for Bill. Hillary says how should I know where he is?
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby snoqueen » Mon May 19, 2014 4:26 pm

She's as old as me, for crying out loud. That's too old to be president.

I'm not saying she lacks the energy. A healthy person can have plenty of energy way past 67. My reasons are different:

1) the world has SO moved on from the baby boomers.

2) Being president is an awful job. By the time someone is 67 they should have progressed past the point of wanting to do something huge and impressive. To keep on trying is a sign of arrested development.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby Huckleby » Mon May 19, 2014 6:33 pm

The Republicans seem to have a lot of young, credible candidates: Rubio, Christy, maybe Scott Walker, other governors.

The Dems don't have any obvious alternative to Hillary. I'm placing my hopes on Hillary, just because no Dem has stepped up. Joe Biden? No thank you.

The Dem politician I like is Chris Van Hollen from Maryland, he should run.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby rabble » Mon May 19, 2014 6:44 pm

How old was Reagan when he took office?
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby Bwis53 » Mon May 19, 2014 8:41 pm

rabble wrote:How old was Reagan when he took office?


He was 70 when he was sworn in.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby Huckleby » Mon May 19, 2014 8:53 pm

actually 69, same as Hillary is gonna be on her inauguration, and tied for the oldest president to start office.
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Re: Is Hillary too old?

Postby gargantua » Mon May 19, 2014 9:15 pm

Sounds trite, but 69 is not as old as it used to be. I don't know if Hillary is too old. For many people, it probably would be, but by no means all people. I think if she is too old, it would start to show during the course of the campaign.

I may be a minority of one, but I'm not convinced that she'll decide to run.
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