'My Age Would Be a Factor at Any Time'

Christopher Morris / VII for TIME

Senator John McCain

The morning after he won new Hampshire's Republican primary, Senator John McCain spoke to TIME's Ana Marie Cox on his campaign plane en route to Grand Rapids, Mich. Excerpts:

Compared with 2000, when you also won here, how was last night different?

I guess more nostalgic. More, you know, that phrase that [aide Mark Salter] wrote for me--give me a chance to "serve [America] a little while longer." We all know that I would never do this again.

Speaking of that, I'm sure you're tired of people asking you if you're going to serve only one term if you are elected.


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