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Why You Can't Compare Hillary Clinton's Age to Ronald Reagan's
National Journal ^ | 4/24/14 | Stephanie Stamm

Posted on 04/24/2014 11:49:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

The age comparisons between Hillary Clinton and Ronald Reagan seem as natural as they are nonsensical.

Yes, were Clinton to win in 2016, she would take office at age 69—just as Reagan did in 1981. And yes, the comparison is often made when Clinton's critics and allies debate whether she has the health to serve out two presidential terms.

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KEYWORDS: age; clinton
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1 posted on 04/24/2014 11:49:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

I think she’s far too old to be elected.

Not to mention her Anti-American, Communist loving, socialism stained life...


2 posted on 04/24/2014 11:50:40 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

President Reagan NEVER had an ambassador gang-raped
and murdered to give weapons to an enemy of America.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 11:51:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ConservativeMan55

Reptiles have a different life expectancy.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 11:56:59 AM PDT by kik5150
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To: ConservativeMan55

Reagan was the embodiment of a powerful leader, Hillary has cankles and fugly all over her.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 11:57:10 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hillary health:

1. Family history of multiple strokes.

2. Alcoholism.

3. Obesity.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 11:58:57 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ConservativeMan55

7 posted on 04/24/2014 11:59:17 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ConservativeMan55

I think that people are living longer than when Reagan was running for President the first time. I don’t think it made much difference for him except if he went for a third term (if allowed), it might have been dicey due to his dementia.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 11:59:48 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Golda Meir was the same age when she took office. But let’s not kid ourselves. Hillary Clinton is no Golda Meir!!


9 posted on 04/24/2014 11:59:50 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: ConservativeMan55

10 posted on 04/24/2014 12:00:20 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Diogenesis

Reagan was not fired from the Watergate investigation team because he was unethical.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 12:00:25 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: ConservativeMan55

It would be racist! ....I mean SEXIST! ....and HOMOPHOBIC!


12 posted on 04/24/2014 12:01:10 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Resolute Conservative

Hillary is to the left what Palin is to the right. And all that that implies.

She has no chance. She knows it and will not run. Heck, she doesn’t even have any political clout to help other candidates except for maybe a couple of dog catchers in the right towns.


13 posted on 04/24/2014 12:02:16 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: ConservativeMan55

It’s not just life expectancy - women have a higher rate of Alzheimer’s at a given year of life, and in general, are more debilitated in old age. At 85, 1 in 5 women have Alzheimer’s, while only 1 in 11 men do.

So sorry to besmirch the rosy liberal glow.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 12:03:28 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: uncitizen

You forgot bigot and xenophobe.


15 posted on 04/24/2014 12:04:16 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: heartwood

bttt


16 posted on 04/24/2014 12:04:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: allblues

Oh yes, and I forgot grandma-hater.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 12:06:49 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: ConservativeMan55

Yes, but Reagan looked young, even when he left office, and Hillary looks old and ugly. She looks like a dressed over bag lady who has been feasting at a well stocked dumpster. We don’t see too many videos of her walking away because she looks like two pigs wallowing in a gunnysack.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 12:07:07 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

YEP!!!!


19 posted on 04/24/2014 12:07:50 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Reagan had accomplished something in his life by the time he ran for President. Hilly was the wife of a popular Democrat - which is her major claim to fame...


20 posted on 04/24/2014 12:08:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on white middle class men...)
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To: ConservativeMan55
1. Reagan looked good at 69.

2. Reagan didn't suffer from Alzheimer's until after he left office.

And the most important. 3. Reagan LOVED America!

21 posted on 04/24/2014 12:09:13 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jimbo123
Hey Jimbo,

for a split second, I thought that was a photo of
Helen Thomas...

22 posted on 04/24/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: jimbo123

She’s old AND she’s mean...


23 posted on 04/24/2014 12:09:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on white middle class men...)
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To: GOPJ

She was mean long before she was old.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 12:11:44 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: pallis
On 30 Rock, Jack once said:

Lemon, 50 is the new 40 for men
and 50 is ans has always been 60 for women.

So this would make Hitlery 78.

25 posted on 04/24/2014 12:11:56 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: ConservativeMan55
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26 posted on 04/24/2014 12:13:02 PM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: ConservativeMan55

At 69 Reagan was still chopping wood when he stayed at his ranch. When’s the last time Hillary did ANYTHING physically strenuous?


27 posted on 04/24/2014 12:14:57 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Her ideas come from 19th Century socialism, making her too old to hold office.


28 posted on 04/24/2014 12:16:28 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hillary Clinton has a huge and growing weight problem. I suspect...if the Republicans hold the House and take the Senate, she will not run. When a woman reaches almost seventy years old...and is gaining weight very fast......something is not right!!! I have already predicted Ms. Clinton will not run for POTUS In 2016!!! Plus there is much more true dirt coming out about her Benghazi fiasco with braindead, America hater, POTUS Obama!!! Stay tuned!!!


29 posted on 04/24/2014 12:17:36 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Evil ages faster.
30 posted on 04/24/2014 12:19:41 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Hillary’s Secret Service codename is Flying Buttress.


31 posted on 04/24/2014 12:20:36 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: heartwood; ConservativeMan55
RE :”. At 85, 1 in 5 women have Alzheimer’s, while only 1 in 11 men do.”

Maybe that's because the men who would get it at those ages died already as men have lower life expectancy than women do.

Unless your point is we'd be better with a male POTUS who died in office than a woman who went nuts.

32 posted on 04/24/2014 12:22:32 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: ConservativeMan55

Reagan DID STUFF.

Granny Hillary has not yet returned all the things that she and Billary stole from us, We The People, when they vacated the White House, including those mysteriously missing computer keyboard letter keys!


33 posted on 04/24/2014 12:22:37 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: jimbo123

The author absolutely misuses these statistics. Life expectancy is valid and useful when talking about entire populations. When talking about an individual, patient history (as you rightly point out) completely overwhelms the value of group statistics.


34 posted on 04/24/2014 12:25:11 PM PDT by DManA
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To: sickoflibs

The country survived Wilson’s stroke, Roosevelt’s moribund last term, and Reagan’s slow decline. But IMO we would be better off with a president’s sudden death than Alzheimer’s.


35 posted on 04/24/2014 12:28:35 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: JimRed

” When’s the last time Hillary did ANYTHING physically strenuous?”

Well, she HAS been known to stretch and twist the truth...


36 posted on 04/24/2014 12:37:25 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Reagan successfully ran CA for more then a decade and made it one of the worldest largest economies.

hillary... well...

I guess sticking with age comparisons is all they have


37 posted on 04/24/2014 12:38:33 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: ConservativeMan55
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38 posted on 04/24/2014 12:41:51 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: heartwood
RE :”The country survived Wilson’s stroke, Roosevelt’s moribund last term, and Reagan’s slow decline. But IMO we would be better off with a president’s sudden death than Alzheimer’s.”

Definitely not a pretty picture, but then neither is Hillary.

39 posted on 04/24/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: ConservativeMan55
No mention of her going blind or her brain aneurysms? I wonder why?
40 posted on 04/24/2014 12:44:49 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: cuban leaf

“Hillary is to the left what Palin is to the right. And all that that implies.”

Way not true. Palin had the entire US media against her and actively trying to destroy her non stop for years, and it has been extremely effective to the point where even republicans don’t like her. Cankles, on the other hand has the total 110% support of the media, and will have nothing but active collusion to deify her.


41 posted on 04/24/2014 12:51:06 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: sickoflibs
because the men who would get it at those ages died already as men have lower life expectancy than women
Do you know why husbands die before their wives?
Because they want to.
42 posted on 04/24/2014 12:53:14 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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RE :”Do you know why husbands die before their wives?
Because they want to. “

Aging is brutal for many people.
Modern drugs keep people alive but don't necessarily retain their abilities.

Losing ability to do things, eventually walk, then stand and to think is ugly.

Eventually it brings a view of death as freedom.

And nursing care is very expensive.

43 posted on 04/24/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: dsrtsage

I confess that when I posted that your very point was in my mind. The ONE difference is a compliant press for Hillary. It won’t matter. The alternative news sources have, in my opinion, reached critical mass in public perception as relatively reliable. Only the true believers would really go for Hillary unless the R’s offered up someone like McCain again.


44 posted on 04/24/2014 1:06:10 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: JimRed

“When’s the last time Hillary did ANYTHING physically strenuous?”
Well, she did fall off a bar stool in South America last year.


45 posted on 04/24/2014 1:07:22 PM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Favorite fantasy: Hillary V. Ted Cruz in the debates

She would be so pathetic that not even Billy Jeff would vote for her.


46 posted on 04/24/2014 1:07:27 PM PDT by txrefugee
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Hillary had a stroke and couldn’t attend the hearings on Benghazi. She is too ill to ru for elected office.

However, she will take the 20 mil or so her useful idiots will raise for her. Will be a good war heat when Chelsea starts running for public office.


47 posted on 04/24/2014 1:27:05 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: ConservativeMan55

She should move to Japan or China and pretend to be an Empress or sumthin’.. here, she’s ‘dead meat’.

age ? an issue?

NJ swings and misses..


48 posted on 04/24/2014 1:45:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I predict she will run, with no intention of serving out her term. The real candidate will be her vice-presidential nominee who she will step aside for soon after taking office.


49 posted on 04/24/2014 1:46:30 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Clinton / Warren in ‘16

does that get yur drooling or what?


50 posted on 04/24/2014 1:47:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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