Friday, Sep. 26, 2008

Reagan's Age-Old Wisdom

"I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience," Ronald Reagan quipped during the 1984 presidential debates when asked if, at 73, he is too old to be President. The line — a classic example of Reagan's sense of humor — even solicited a laugh from Democratic opponent Walter Mondale. (Never mind that Reagan continually mangled the facts during that election's debates. The Republican actor-turned-statesman ended up winning by a landslide).