Love the headline—- not.
But the article is one of the first that addresses a presidential candidate tip-toeing toward addressing aging in anyway.
These are the two invisible but extra-ordinary issues of this campaign.
Here is the take from the WSJ’s Washington Wire…
Nick Timiraos deserves credit for filing the story. I’d like to see much more– from all the candidates.
At a roundtable event detailing proposals on pension reform and social security, Obama addressed five middle-aged women who described how they have lost their jobs, and he included a thinly veiled criticism of both the Bush and Clinton administrations: “Part of what we’ve seen in this economy over the last 10 years, over the last 20 years, there is a sliver, a segment of the population that is doing extraordinarily well and then you’ve got the rest of folks who are just having a difficult time.”
Obama has made steady gains among middle-aged voters and women in recent weeks. Among women in Wisconsin, Clinton held a five-point advantage, down from her 12-point lead over Obama in New Hampshire.