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Old September 14th, 2008, 09:19 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by mikesova View Post
Biden is 65, McCain is 73. That's kinda like saying that the 10 year old girl is almost the same age as the 18 year old girl. I think I heard CC say that the other day though...never mind.
Mike, how much time have you spent around the elderly? One thing that frustrates me beyond belief is when someone brings age into any discussion where the person's mental facilities are under scrutiny.

The candidates' are not running a marathon, appearing on American Gladiator or climbing Mt. Everest. We should pick a president based on many things, but physical strength is not a measure that denotes intelligence or wisdom.

McCain is my parents' age, and they are far from lame and senile, and my Grandmother (whom recently passed) was sharp as a tack at 93 when improper diagnosis of a health concern caused her kidneys to shut down, then the rest of her major organs.

Life is a journey, and we learn more as we progress. We all knew everything as teens, and look back (a bit older and wiser) at choices we've made in the past and know we could've done better. You may not see this yet - you're fairly young, armed with a degree and you are at the beginning of a long journey of learning life's lessons that only time can teach you.

IMHO, regardless of which candidate is better suited for the office of President, age IS a benefit.
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