Saturday, August 26, 2006

Is McCain too old to run for the presidency?

WASHINGTON - Grand Forks, N.D. Herald writer Steven Thomma reports that Sen. John McCain of Arizona will do something next week that'll set him apart from everyone else who's weighing a run for president in 2008.

He'll celebrate his 70th birthday Tuesday.

Here is what the newspaper reports:

That would put McCain in uncharted political territory should he win the presidency: No one older than 70 has ever moved into the White House.

Not only will the Republican senator be the oldest of the large field of possible candidates in both major parties, he'll be three years older on Election Day 2008 than Ronald Reagan was when he won his first term in 1980. At 69, Reagan was the oldest man ever to enter the White House. He was 73 when he won his second term. (Read more of the article).

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