Originally posted by loam
Another example of our youth obsessed culture.
There are plenty of things to rail against McCain on, but his age isn't one of them.
I happen to know several above 60 types who work schedules that would put most to shame. Moreover, the fact that McCain HAS sustained this grueling
election cycle ought to be evidence enough he can physically hack what most people can not.
Above 60? When you get to that age you need to start being specific. McCain IS above 60, he is also ABOVE 70.
He is also the ONLY one of the two candidates who has had to take Saturdays and Sundays off to rest.
Do you think he will be able to take weekends off when he is in office?
Sadly age DOES play a factor loam.
As much as it hurts elders to hear it, it is the reality for most, declining mental agility, declining stamina, and dementia.
Ever had to witness an elderly family member having their car taken away? I have it sucks but as my grandma cheerfully admitted when the sting left,
it was 'for the best'.
McCain has demonstrated, repeatedly, that he has issues with thinking clearly. He has shown and stated that all the hustle and bustle of campaigning
is overwhelming to him and leaves him 'less sharp' and that he needs a nap.
Remember Regan slowly slipping into Alzheimer's at the end of his presidency and his wife having to cover for him?
McCain is almost as old as Regan was at the END of his presidency. McCain turns 72 real soon.
Have you ever noticed what being president does to a man? Did you ever notice the rather dramatic physical changes they go through when in office?
What do you think that is from? My guess is hard work and stress.
Now imagine what that sort of wear and tear would do to a man of 72....
Sorry Loam, this is NOT about being a youth biased culture this is about making sure we elect the RIGHT person, or the BEST person, for the job.
[edit on 16-8-2008 by Animal]