republicans are already talking up a line of attack for
when they expect to be running against
. 69 days of age at
, she will be too old. most of the gop hopefuls are much younger like
all in their 40s or early 50s. in the article by
and "new york times" "the idea that we're at the end of her generation and time for another to
is certainly going to be compelling." an early preview of this strategy was seen at cpac this past march when
, there he is, again, poked fun at the ages of both clinton and the ages of
don't tell me democrats are the
party of the future
when their presidential ticket for
is shaping up to look like a rerun of the
that, by the way, is 70-year-old senate minority leader
will be 69 years old in
, which is the same age that
, when he won in
. so, my instinct to say, well, you know, reagan,
, that takes the issue off the table. i do remember dole and mccain certainly took grief for their ages. it does make you wonder a little bit how we think about age and politics.
was 72 when he ran. biden will be 73 and
69 and reagan in the second term was 73 when he was running for re-election. i think it will be an issue. remember in '08 obama, he said something similar to what
said about generation and i'm a part of a new republicgenerational politics. therefore, i think it cuts away from the, she's too much of an old face. presidential face still. also, look at the senate and look at the
. being 69, make her look young in washington politics.
i just, look, in the second term i recall
and the debate said i won't make my opponent's age an issue. look, this is just one more proof that republicans don't want to talk about policy. they don't want to talk about what they could do or would do. they only want to attack on age, economy and the kind of things on people's minds.
as secretary of state put a real focus on helping
business. she hired a chief economist in the
, hadn't happened before. a story recently this month. everywhere she went on a trip, she would try to squeeze in ways to help u.s. businesses and suggest she did more to help the
in four years as secretary of state, than the republican senate has managed to do. so, yeah, she's got a record. people pretty much know how active and energetic, i would say. and forward looking she has been and we will see what happens next.
i have this view, steve, that they have a
erase board and all these various options that they're going to try to throw out
, if she is, indeed, going to run. and i think just month by month trying whatever strategy. now with age and they're just going down the list. let's see what sticks. they don't really have, they don't really have a
proposal for the next term. and to put up and say, you know, against rand
and the marco rubios and if they're trying to produce this younger generation and this new generation, the country is not a chip and dale's catalog.
they to that whole idea of pepsi, what is pepsi the choice of the new generation. that has sold in politics sometimes. gore came to office was generational.
i think that new generation argument, age will be a factor but it will be about, can anybody under the age of 45 vote for a republican? they have to look at their own politics they're having. this is not coming from me. the
did a scathing report about how their own party is able to attract young voters. i mean, if these guys will go out there, some guys like rubio who we'll talk about later and he's talking about getting the abortion ban wagon and rand
stuff and made it kind of an off-color joke on the stump already. this is stuff that doesn't sell to young voters that well. that's the issue they're going to have to deal with. i think whether you can characterize
as old or somebody else as somebody else, that's one thing. the
really has a
reaching out to youth, minorities and saying my candidate is younger than your candidate.
i think as a strategist, also, in terms of focusing in on women, this would be a
for me. you know, sort of other people you want to focus on age and how to connect that with other women who will go vote and say, don't you experience the same thing at your job? don't people ask you about your age if you're too old in terms of leading this company and in terms of moving things forward and being able to talk to women about the discrimination or bias we face on this. i love it, bring it on, let's talk about age.
you mention the republican issue, we talked about their autopsy and that was one of the issues.
as a gateway issue for young voters and none of those names i mentioned support
, does, although it took her a while to get there.
who is guarding. because all these whole grains aren't healthy unless you actually eat them