The Septuagenarian

Did you all notice that John McCain is old?

Republican nominee-in-waiting, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks during a meet and greet, Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Howley’s Restaurant in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jon Way)

The Carpetbagger Report points out that this little nugget has only be lightly discussed in the media, but seriously. Dude is 71 and that doesn’t get the electorate’s heart pitter-pattering.

Latest polls have Clinton beating McCain by six and Obama beating him by 12. It helps to have policies people are interested in and like, and to not look frail.

I hate to say it, but McCain is one “Bob Dole falls off a stage” incident away from blowing this whole thing.

Bob Dole, also a decorated war vet, was also a septuagenarian, clocking in at 73 when he was on the trail. He had some war injury issues as well. None of this helped when he fell of the stage, face first, at a campaign event in 1996. Americans don’t like to vote for presidents who don’t look virile.

Now take Barack.

Pictures from Sports Illustrated and Wonkette

That looks like a dude who won’t fall off a stage. Very presidential. Think about it people. No one wants to say it out loud, but we don’t want to pull a William Henry Harrison.

I’m just keeping it real.

3 thoughts on “The Septuagenarian

  1. I’ll come out and say it. I’m tired of old ass people in The Oval office. Period. I know the statement is ageist and discrimanatory, but you know what? Hard cheese because it’s true. I remember watching Moses Dole fall off that damn stage and I LMAO! I admit it.They say confession is good for the soul. I feel much better now Snob. 🙂

  2. danielle: I thought that the minute I saw McCain was running again. I was like, dude, you’re in your seventies. Let it go. Let someone else have a crack at it. I mean, I know Romney is pissed. That should be his dull ass, up there in the spotlight calling folks liberal when he was the governor of Massachusetts.I understand that being a politician is a cushy job with the world’s greatest health care so you can be like Senator Robert Byrd and literally be decomposing before our eyes and still be in the senate. But people should take pause in picking someone that old for president. If you don’t take seventy-year-olds seriously when they don’t turn of their blinkers and cut you off in traffic, why do you take a 70-year-old politician seriously as a presidential candidate?Yeah. It’s ageist, but people should really think about it. And they won’t say it out loud until he breaks a hip or his ass falls off a stage. No one’s going to elect a guy who can’t stay upright. The first sign of illness and the public will abandon you. And I don’t know how you exude youth when you’re the oldest dude in the game.

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