Saturday, August 29, 2015


Writing in the Washington Post, Ruth Marcus raises the issue of Joe Biden’s age. If he decides to run for the presidency and is elected, he will be 74 on Inauguration Day. Some people are worried that he will be too old and would vote against him because of his age. Marcus suggests that Biden could counteract that question if he seeks a younger running mate and announces that he will seek just one term.

Of course people have raised the same question about Democratic candidate Carl Perrin. On Election Day the former English professor will be 86. Would he consider promising to serve just one term if he is elected to the presidency? “Don’t be ridiculous,” Perrin answered. “At the beginning of my second term, I will just be 90, too young to be sitting around on a rocking chair, waiting for my turn to play shuffleboard.”

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