Saturday, March 8, 2008

McCain Would be the Oldest Man Ever Elected President

In an article about Senator John Sidney McCain III's past treatments for melanoma (skin cancer), the New York Times points out that no candidate for president who is as old as John McCain has ever been elected to a first term:
Now he is hoping to be the oldest man ever elected to a first term as president. Even if the melanoma returns, he would not be the first sitting president to have had cancer. NYT
Ronald Reagan was an old hag when he was elected president. After the last term of his presidency, Ronald Reagan's family acknowledged that he had Alzheimer's Disease, which may well have contributed to the way he bobbed and shook his head at press conferences during his presidencies.

With advances in human life spans, it would be wrong to count McCain out simply because he's an old horse. Reagan was an old hag and nonetheless was elected and dominated America during his presidencies.

3 comments:

AgentX said...

His senility has kicked in big time.
I'm sure you might have heard about the "gaff"
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/03/18/mccain-doesnt-know-who-were-fighting-in-iraq/#comments
Basically, he said Iran was supporting Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Problem is, Al-Qaeda is Sunni and Iran is Shiite. They hate each other with a passion.

Also, here's another hot tip;
http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/000979.htm
5 years of misquotes by McCain on Iraq. Some of them are doozies, like this one.

"We cannot keep our forces indefinitely staged in the region. Were we to attempt again to contain Saddam, we would eventually have to withdraw them. The world is full of dangers and, more likely than not, we will need some of those brave men and women to face them down."
John McCain, February 13, 2003.
5 years later,
"The U.S. could have a military presence anywhere in the world for a long period of time."
John McCain, February 20, 2008.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Thanks, Agent X. Keep the news coming, because these are precisely the things that the country needs to know about.

AgentX said...

Just keep updating your site so everybody gets to see it.