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Is Hillary Clinton too old for presidency?

Just wondering.

She's 59 now. At the end of an 8-year presidency she would be 69.
For a female, this could be problematic.
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Just wondering.

She's 59 now. At the end of an 8-year presidency she would be 69.
For a female, this could be problematic.
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i dont know; she has lost some of her vibrancy though.

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Re: Is Hillary Clinton too old for presidency?

I don't think it will be a problem.
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I don't think it will be a problem.
i dont think it'll be a problem either. it may hurt her image slightly though, so slightly that no one is going to mention it, but not really a "problem".

i think more of a problem is her moderate stance on so many things. it may turn enough democrats sour to vote for another party. i'm non-partisan but im iffy on voting for her as president right now.

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Just wondering.

She's 59 now. At the end of an 8-year presidency she would be 69.
For a female, this could be problematic.
That's not old for a male President.

It is only problematic if voters make it problematic. The woman has more experience in politics than probably anybody in the democratic world.

In Britain our youngest PM of the 20th century was elected -- Tony Blair. He was 44 years of age.

He went on to lead us into one of the most disastrous and ill-thought-out fiascos in Britain's history.

So I hope the Americans decide wisely.
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That's not old for a male President.

It is only problematic if voters make it problematic. The woman has more experience in politics than probably anybody in the democratic world.

In Britain our youngest PM of the 20th century was elected -- Tony Blair. He was 44 years of age.

He went on to lead us into one of the most disastrous and ill-thought-out fiascos in Britain's history.

So I hope the Americans decide wisely.
I agree 100%, and this is precisely the reason that while many want to see Obama run and be elected President now, I think we will have an even better Obama as president with more experience gained. I take the long view.
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Re: Is Hillary Clinton too old for presidency?

Reagan was 69 when elected the 1st time
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I agree 100%, and this is precisely the reason that while many want to see Obama run and be elected President now, I think we will have an even better Obama as president with more experience gained. I take the long view.
Many of us in Britain love following American elections. Other than our own, there are none that capture as much interest. Ask the average Briton the political break-down and gossip in France or Germany and they'll give you blank stares. Actually, so would I for the most part.

I think obviously this is because America is the world's most powerful country. But I think it also shows that there is some bond still alive.

Hillary Clinton is, for the most part, very popular in Britain. She has gravitas and an air of authority.

Having said that, having read about her positionings, she is a little too savvy for my liking. Too much political manouevring and not enough real substance or convictions. That's my outside impression.

I think this Obama sounds a good candidate, although is he not a youngster?

As for the Republicans, I sincerely hope they do not get in again, but if they must, I think McCain sounds about the best choice. He's not a neo-con and nor is he an evangelist. And he does seem to take global warming seriously.
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Re: Is Hillary Clinton too old for presidency?

She looks better now than she did 10 years ago.
Botox is a good thing.
She's been resting for two weeks the papers say...
translation, she had some more work done.


I don't care for Hillary at all. It pains me to listen to
her speak on anything.

But, she does look better than ever right now.
In 2 years, she'll be fine.



She's taking the Nancy Pelosi route, do what you
need to do to look younger. Nancy has had too
much done, don't go that far Hillary.

But, too old? Nah.

McCain is older, and he's still a top candidate.

She'll be fine.


She's getting into fighting form. Ready to straddle that
middle ground in Congress. Neither the far left liberal
(which is her true color) or the far right conservative
(a bad word to her).

She'll look downright moderate compared to Pelosi and
Conyers.

That's her goal.

To appear middle of the road.

But, it's really middle of the road compared to San Francisco
and Berkeley.
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Re: Is Hillary Clinton too old for presidency?

Stupid!

If she were a man, this wouldn't
even be a topic of discussion.
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Re: Is Hillary Clinton too old for presidency?

It's not an issue for her IMO.

The one person who might have an "age' issue is McCain-he'll be
the oldest major candidate by far.
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Just wondering.

She's 59 now. At the end of an 8-year presidency she would be 69.
For a female, this could be problematic.
Why would age be more of a problem for a woman than for a man? Statistically, a woman of 69 is usually in better health than a man of 69. Women also live longer than men.

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Why would age be more of a problem for a woman than for a man? Statistically, a woman of 69 is usually in better health than a man of 69. Women also live longer than men.
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Re: Is Hillary Clinton too old for presidency?

I wouldn't vote for McCain simply because he has huge freakin jowls, he looks like a turkey! As sad as it may sound, I think 'looks' should play a certain role in voting for a candidate, because they represent your country to the world. Obviously it should not prevent someone from being president if they're qualified, but I think 'appeal' like that is somewhat significant.
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