Monday, February 4, 2008

What's age got to do with it?

See the NY Times Magazine yesterday? There's a chart that accompanies the article Back-Room Choices - GENERATION GAP. Ages of the major-party presidential candidates, 1984-2004.

It shows that in 1984 Walter Mondale, Age 56, lost to Ronald Reagan, Age 73; In 1988 George H.W. Bush, Age 64, beat Michael Dukakis, Age 55; 1992, Bill Clinton, 46 at the time, beat George H.W. Bush, then 68 . . . up to W.

As I write this, I hear a variation of the fabulous song by Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do with It? Enjoy the youtube clip if you like.

Except in my version, it's not What's love got to Do with It?
It's What's Age Got to Do with It?

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