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Should Ron Paul's age matter?

  1. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 5 years ago

    Ron Paul will be 77 if he wins the Presedential Election (assuming he gets the Republican's nod) - will this be an issue? The job is a very difficult one for a young man in his prime, what will it do to Ron Paul?

    I'm not commenting on his ability to rule - I just wonder what an 81 year old Paul will be like after 4 years in the hardest job in the world.


    (Ronald Reagon was the oldest president at inauguration - at 69.)

    1. profile image0
      Muldaniaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Winston Churchill was in his 70s, when he led Britain in its darkest hour.  His age was never a concern, as he had the right attitude needed at that time.

    2. JamesPoppell profile image87
      JamesPoppellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Age is just a number. It is what you make of it. My answer is no, it does not matter.

    3. capricornrising profile image59
      capricornrisingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's not age that's Paul's problem. It's the fact that he's unpresidential. This is how both JFK and Reagan triumphed over the opposition. They looked amazing on television - charming, articulate, eloquent - presidential.

  2. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    His age has nothing to do with anything...

    If he was good enough to work on Abe Lincoln's campaign, he's good enough for me

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol  lol  lol

  3. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Yes it should matter and does his choice for VP. If something happens to him and he becomes unfit for command, then it falls on the VP. hmm

  4. steveamy profile image61
    steveamyposted 5 years ago

    It should all matter....

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image79
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If you think everything about a person should matter when they run for office, then you're saying that their skin color should also matter.

      1. bgamall profile image84
        bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No, libertarians are the racists Evan.

        Age already matters. You have to be 35 to run for president. I know that drives libertarians wild, but then, that is why they are libertarians!

        The religion of economic anarchy just can't cope with the real world.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image79
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Not only is your post COMPLETELY off topic, but it's incorrect.

          Ho hum.

  5. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Reagan was half-dead during his second term...

    do you really want Mrs. Paul to be President like Ms. Wilson was?

    1. kirstenblog profile image75
      kirstenblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know, what are her views on legalizing marijuana?

      1. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Having once dated Johnny Appleseed, she is inclined to favor any type of mass crop planting

        1. kirstenblog profile image75
          kirstenblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Sounds okay to me then, I'm a tree hugging plant loving hippie so at least we would have one common value tongue

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Have you seen what she does to fish ?!!!

      yikes

      1. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        no but i am VERY curious to know

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          http://t1.ftcdn.net/jpg/00/06/65/38/400_F_6653884_4pmJ5ZKU5HLBk9nEzwtqZ7B02IUY2hSw.jpg

  6. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    Of course it shouldn't matter.  But fortunately there are plenty of other reasons not to vote for him.

  7. Moderndayslave profile image60
    Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago

    No,it doesn't matter. Has anyone heard any rumors of a VP candidate?

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Rumor has it Paul is considering Alexander Hamilton as a running mate... since they have been close friends since way back in High School

      http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/burr/hamilton5.jpg

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image79
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ron Paul and Hamilton would NOT be on the same ticket.

        Patrick Henry would make a MUCH better running mate than Hamilton.

        1. Greek One profile image77
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Just because Hamilton wasnt born in the US, eh? 

          tongue

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2011/08/Betty-White-Starring-in-Hot-In-Cleveland.jpg

  8. Charles James profile image83
    Charles Jamesposted 5 years ago

    Better the right person at any age than the wrong person at any age.

    One develops strategies for dealing with bodily and mental infirmity like letting the young folks around you do more work, and just concentrating on what is important.

  9. capricornrising profile image59
    capricornrisingposted 5 years ago

    Frankly, if Romney has any sense, he'll pick Ron Paul as his running mate. Could be deadly for the president.

    However, I'm sure the RNC prefers he pick an appropriate successor, and I'm afraid Paul ain't it.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image79
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I heard Romney say that he supports NDAA fully...

      ... I'm not even sure that I would vote for Romney if he had Paul as a VP.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
        Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Evan, did you catch Ron Paul's latest endorsement? Not bad for a 76-year-old!!

        1-17-12"The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell" Reports that the "Pimps and Prostitutes Coalition" is endorsing Ron Paul for President

        As if Stephen Colbert's SuperPac doesn't provide enough humor to the current shootout for the Republican nomination, Lawrence O'Donnell reported tonight that the Pimps and Prostitutes Coalition has endorsed Ron Paul for the nomination. Dennis Hof, proprietor of the Midnight Bunny Ranch in Nevada, who appeared with two of his "bunnies" on O'Donnell's show said "We're pimpin' for Paul." Cami Parker, former Hustler centerfold, and Caressa Kisses said they believe Paul will do a wonderful job for the country because he supports states rights for prostitution and because he "wants to keep the Internet free."

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image79
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOL, yeah. Prostitutes love Ron Paul.

          They get a pretty good deal when it's legal!

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqopE7lW … re=related

          Lawrence O'Donnell's piece on the prostitutes was a hit job against Paul. He quoted the newsletters and claimed that ROn Paul had said them. This isn't true.

          However, he redeemed himself here:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcn15iZSjQo

          He raked AP across the coals.

          1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
            Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            True. O'Donnell is a straight shooter. Limbaugh, et al, would never do that. He would just spread the lies.

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image79
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              The secondary point of my post was that O'Donnell actually made a mistake and said that Ron Paul said things he didn't say.

        2. bgamall profile image84
          bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Just FYI Ralph, if you decide to come to Nevada to check out the bunny ranch. Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and Reno. Just FYI! smile smile smile

          1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
            Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Isn't the Bunny Ranch near Vegas and legal? (I've never set foot in Vegas.)

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image79
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Moonlite Bunny Ranch:
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonlite_BunnyRanch

              Counties with/without prostitution:
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Nevada

              (I would never have found this out if not for Wikipedia and google)

              1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
                Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks for clearing that up, Evan. I'll file it away for future reference.

                1. Evan G Rogers profile image79
                  Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  When it comes to prostitutes and Ron Paul, you can count on me!

                  ... wait...

  10. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    my experiences in Vegas indicate that you do not have to go far to the Bunny Ranch to find someone who will sell their bodies for money....

    my experience with politicians is that they are willing to sell the souls for much less

  11. Alastar Packer profile image81
    Alastar Packerposted 5 years ago

    No. In the unfunny situation Americans now find themselves as long as he was physically fit and mentally alert 97 would be alright.

  12. Charles James profile image83
    Charles Jamesposted 5 years ago

    Gladstone became Prime Minister for the fourth time at 82, and served two years. He died five years later.
    So with the adances in medical science since then it is perfectly feasible for Dr Paul to serve 8 years.

    Gladstone was interested in reforming prostitutes and trawled the London streets looking for prostitutes to help. This decency was misunderstood. So in some areas Dr Paul should not emulate Gladstone.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image79
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Legalizing Prostitution actually would be a great service for women's rights.

      NO - I'm not saying women should be hookers.

      But when they choose to do so, they don't have to have an abusive pimp beating them. The link I posted earlier in this forum shows that, when legalized, things can be dealt with very humanely and safely.

 
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