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McCain in 2000: By 2008, I think I might be ready to go down to the old soldiers home

Old 05-23-08, 09:39 AM
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McCain in 2000: By 2008, I think I might be ready to go down to the old soldiers home

Lehrer: Finally for the record, you have not lost your desire to be President of the United States have you?

McCain: Certainly itís been put in deep cold storage. haha..

Lehrer: You havenít lost it?

McCain: Well, in 2004, I expect to be campaigning for the reelection of President George W. Bush, and by 2008, I think I might be ready to go down to the old soldiers home and await the cavalry charge there.
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Well 2008 is a long ways away.

Wait, what?
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Old 05-23-08, 10:18 AM
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In this case, "old soldiers home" = United States Senate, right?
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Old 05-23-08, 10:20 AM
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trivia: Who is the youngest member of the United States Senate?
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Old 05-23-08, 10:23 AM
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btw: I got it wrong. It's not David Pryor.
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I don't know how fair it is to make McCain's age an issue in this election, but it's probably going to be an issue.
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Originally Posted by classicman2
trivia: Who is the youngest member of the United States Senate?
My guess would be Mary Landrieu.
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Old 05-23-08, 10:42 AM
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hint: It's a Republican.

We all know who the oldest Senator is. Question: Who is the second oldest? I know this one. I heard him say it on the floor a week or so ago.
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Old 05-23-08, 10:43 AM
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I don't know how fair it is to make McCain's age an issue in this election, but it's probably going to be an issue.
McCain will have to promise not to hold Obama's youth and experience against him.
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Lautenberg is quite old. Is he 2nd, after Byrd?
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hint: He's also a Republican.
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Sununu and Stevens. Sununu is younger than me and Stevens is older than c-man. How 'bout them apples?
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I would guess Senator Byrd is the oldest and Senator Stevens the second oldest.

For the youngest, I guessed Senator Pryor, then looked it up and found out he's the second youngest.

Spoiler:
The youngest is Senator Sununu
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Old 05-23-08, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by classicman2
McCain will have to promise not to hold Obama's youth and experience against him.

"You're damn right classicman2! I respect my elders and that's why I respect you too."
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Old 05-23-08, 11:08 AM
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I could have sworn (I would lost money on it) that Pryor was only 40.

Anyway - he's not my favorite Arkansas Senator.
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Stevens was a pilot in WWII - I believe with the Flying Tigers.
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Originally Posted by VinVega
I don't know how fair it is to make McCain's age an issue in this election, but it's probably going to be an issue.
I think it's entirely fair. His clean bill of health that was just made public helps make it less of a concern, however. For me at least.

People age differently and McCain remains extremely active.

I think that health is more the issue than age, but at his age, the two are linked more directly. That goes for both physical and mental health.

I don't have concerns about McCain doing well for 4 years, but I would be surprised if he ran for re-election at that point, given how presidents tend to age while in office. Of course, we would have to see how he is doing at that point.

This makes his VP pick very important. It would not be a surprise if he developed some health issues in the next 4 years, but we have had unhealthy presidents before.

More important than these questions are their views on the issues and what direction they will take the country. Even if McCain dropped dead, your vote would matter just as much in that regard.

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I'd be more apt to vote for McCain if he picked a palatable running mate and was in failing health.
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He didn't release his entire medical report - only 400 pages.
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McCain's hero is Teddy Roosevelt (which certainly makes me shudder). Believe me, he'll do everything he can to stay in the WH as long as he can.
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For the US Senate:

Code:
   stats |       age
---------+----------
    mean |     63.48
     min |        44
     max |        91
  median |        64
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
I'd be more apt to vote for McCain if he picked a palatable running mate and was in failing health.
Agreed. He still has a chance to get my vote.

I still see a lot of Ron Paul signs everywhere. That would be nice.
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Old 05-23-08, 11:21 AM
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I wonder what psychiatric drugs McCain was/has taken?

Now if McCain could find another Calvin Coolidge for VP, Red Dog will be certain to vote for him.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I still see a lot of Ron Paul signs everywhere.
Yes, but the people sleeping under them aren't likely to vote.
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That's good!!
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