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The Age Factor

John McCain was born in 1936. And so were: Singer Buddy Holly Congresswoman Barbara Jordan Activist Abbie Hoffman Ballplayer Don Drysdale Singer Roy Orbison

Barack Obama was born in 1961. And so were: Weatherman Sam Champion Actor Scott Baio Writer Aaron Sorkin Actress Meg Ryan Singer Toby Keith

John McCain is extraordinarily energetic for a 71-year-old; Barack Obama is remarkably grounded for a 46-year-old. But strategists for both candidates say that age could be an issue in a possible general-election face-off--although each camp sees it as a bigger problem for the other guy. At a time when the...

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