Much recently has been made regarding the age of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
It should be.
Two 70-year-olds are now vying for the most important and demanding office in the world.
The president’s schedule is grueling.
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The age of Sen. John McCain was also an issue recently. McCain is 80 years old.
I am old enough to remember Speaker John McCormick sleeping during State of the Union addresses — elderly Supreme Court justices, same.
All brilliant men in their day — 88 or 92 was just not their day.
A friend, a White House reporter who loved Reagan, once told me: “Dutch is gone, senile.”
He had tears in his eyes; Reagan was then 75 years old. Former President Bill Clinton (70) dozed during his wife’s acceptance speech — it’s on the internet. Both President Clinton and President Obama were elected in their 40s, not their 70s.
I know these facts are painful — for me too. I have taken good care of myself. I am thin (fit for 67) and not a gray hair.
I know I have some productive years left — but just not as president of the United States — either as Republican or a Democrat.
Joe Mogus, Pleasant Gap