Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scott Walker and Hillary's Age

Scott Walker made some statements that might suggest he's not really sold on running for president in 2016.

From The Hill:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), a possible 2016 presidential candidate, raised the subject of Hillary Clinton's age when discussing when he might run for president.

"Whether it’s two years, six years, 20 years from now, because at 47, I mean I think about Hillary Clinton, I could run 20 years from now for president and still be about the same age as the former secretary of State is right now," Walker said in an interview with the local Fox affiliate published Sunday night.

...“I say this only half-jokingly, that you have to be crazy to want to be president," Walker said. "Anyone who’s seen the pictures of this president or any of the former presidents can see the before and after, no matter how fit, no matter how young they are, they age pretty rapidly when you look at their hair and everything else involved with it."
About Hillary's age:

When John McCain ran for president in 2008, so much was said about him being too old and at death's door. (Remember buffoonish Matt Damon's declaration that McCain, if elected, probably wouldn't live to serve the entire term?)

McCain locked up the nomination at the age of 71 and he was 72 on Election Day.

Hillary will be 69 on Election Day 2016, only two years younger than McCain was 2008.

Why isn't her age an issue?

She is old.

Walker is right in terms of his age. He has plenty of time, twenty years, to run if that's what he wants to do.

The question: Is Walker "crazy" enough to want to be president, in two years?

Right now, he's far more experienced than Obama was when he ran for president. Walker would be a dramatically better president. No question about that.

Better than Obama and better than Hillary.

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