A Loner, A Rebel
- Nov 20, 2008
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The wife and I were just talking last night about the plusses and minuses of each of the candidates. A big plus with Amy is that she's relatively young and sharp. In fairness to Liz and Bernie, they're both uncommonly sharp and "youthful" for people their age.As the years and decades go by anyone my age (74) gains experience but the years begin to take their toll. I am not as sharp today as I was 40 years ago. There is more memory issues, especially short term memory, and there are moments of fog. Don't kid yourself, people over 70 may very well be good for another handful of years (or not) but age should be an issue on your list of concerns. Personally, I can not believe that people are blithly not concerned about the idea that a person in his late 70s is running for eight years as the president not of Costa Rica but of the United States of America!
With the exception of Pete, this field is yet another indication of how we're still in the stranglehold of the Baby Boomers. The way they've monopolized power in the D party, it's clear that they're going to have to have the power pried from their dead, cold fingers.