Over at DailyKos GrannyDoc has an interesting take on the McCain age issue…
I just saw a flashing screen of a poll on MSNBC in which respondents were asked if John McCain is too old, and Barack Obama is too young, to serve as President. Around 80% of the respondents answered “No” to both questions. I have to disagree. When the question is, “Is John McCain too old to serve”, I must state unequivically that indeed, he is.
As both a professional Cognitive Psychologist, and a woman of John’s age, I have too much information to accept either the politically correct, anti-agism “good speak”, or the unquestioning assumption that a man in his 70’s is senile. But, there are serious considerations that will accrue to electing someone for the highest stress job on the planet. He will be starting that job during a period of universally acknowledged, age related, mental and physical decline. This is not trivial.
Here is the full diary— thoughts?