Call Us Back When You Hit The Century Mark, Johnnie
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This new poll from the New York Times and CBS News offers voters' opinions on the three major presidential candidates on a spectrum of issues--which will make the best commander-in-chief, which could best manage the economy, and so on. The group of voters I'm fascinated by is the twenty percent of respondents who said that John McCain "needs a few more years to prepare" before becoming president. How old are these people? And how many more years do they think it will take before McCain has had enough seasoning?
This, of course, explains what is going on with the voters who consider McCain too much of a youthful whippersnapper to be president:
The good news for Arizona Sen. John McCain, the likely Republican presidential nominee, is that most Americans don't think he's too old to be president.Maybe if McCain can keep the rumor mills circulating about which blonde lobbyist he has currently boinking, he can keep people guessing about how old he really is. (And by the way, whoever does Hillary's hair and makeup is due for a bonus, since fully 42 percent of those polled guessed that she is between 35 and 55 years old, which is between five and twenty-five years too young. I could use a little of whatever pixie dust she's been wearing . . .)
The bad news is that most Americans don't realize how old he is.
In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Thursday through Sunday, nearly six in 10 underestimated his age, which is 71. More than a third lopped off six years or more when asked to name their "best guess."
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