cBS Uses Humor To Tell Us How Old McCain Is

Or, as they termed it

Critics Try To Make McCain’s Age An Issue
CBSNews.com Reports: Senator Using Humor To Deflect Charges He Is Too Old For Presidency

John McCain is 71 years old. You would be hard pressed to argue that that’s an insignificant number – it’s only a few years less than the average lifespan of U.S. men, now about 75 years. But it perhaps does not have the sort of visceral impact that some of McCain’s critics might wish it did.

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, at 88, could be McCain’s father, after all. Harrison Ford, who, at 65, is only a few years younger than McCain, is once again gallivanting through an Indiana Jones blockbuster. And an unprecedented number of Americans are crossing the threshold into retirement with the belief that they will stay active into their 80s and even 90s.

So what is someone who wants to spotlight McCain’s age – and the questions they believe it raises about his presidential aspirations – to do? One strategy: Focus not on how old McCain is but on all that is younger than him. That’s the concept behind www.thingsyoungerthanmccain.com, a Web site spotlighting some of the people and things that came into the world after the presumptive GOP nominee – among them Alaska, penicillin and Bugs Bunny, not to mention Barack Obama‘s parents.

“The world is a pretty complicated place right now and I’m thinking that it’s not such a great time to elect our oldest President ever,” writes the man behind the site, who wants only to be identified as Joe. “So sue me.”

In fact, the majority of the piece is designed to get people wondering “sheesh! This guy is old. He might just die on us in office. Perhaps we should vote for that younger Obama guy.” It is very slick, certainly nicer then previous NY Times hit pieces, but, considering that the group one can depend on during election is the 55 and older crowd, it is not a road the Credentialed Media and the Democrats should go down.

It is one I hope they continue going down, so as to tick of the 55 and older crowd, pushing them squarely in to the McCain camp.

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3 Responses to “cBS Uses Humor To Tell Us How Old McCain Is”

  1. John Ryan says:

    the Republicans just must have nothing going for them if they are running second to the Democrats

  2. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Socialist Sheik Ryan loves the fact that impeached Bubba Clinton is the Democrats ONLY re-elected two-term president since FDR in 1944 during WW II…. 1944?
    W H Y ??? 1944 … 1944? WOW!

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