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McCain’s Old Age Worse Than Rudy’s Divorces?
Race42008 ^ | 2/17/08

Posted on 02/17/2007 4:59:08 AM PST by areafiftyone

February 16, 2007

McCain’s Old Age Worse Than Rudy’s Divorces?

Could John McCain’s unprecedented old age (he would be 72 when elected) be more problematic for his presidential run than Rudy Giuliani’s rocky marital life (he has been married thrice) in 2008? The latest USA Today/Gallup Poll seems to suggest this might be the case.

The new survey asks voters what they think about certain presidential candidate quirks.

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 9-11, 2007. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

“Between now and the 2008 political conventions, there will be discussion about the qualifications of presidential candidates — their education, age, religion, race, and so on. If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be [see below], would you vote for that person?” Trend includes slight variation in wording.
Yes No Unsure
% % %
Catholic
2/9-11/07 95 4 1
5/30 - 6/1/03 93 5 2
2/19-21/99 94 4 2
2/3-8/37 60 30 10
Black
2/9-11/07 94 5 1
5/30 - 6/1/03 92 6 2
2/19-21/99 95 4 1
1/4 - 2/28/97 93 4 3
7/10-13/87 79 13 8
7/21-24/78 77 18 5
4/19-24/67 53 41 6
9/10-15/58 38 54 8
Jewish
2/9-11/07 92 7 2
5/30 - 6/1/03 89 8 3
2/19-21/99 92 6 2
9/10-15/58 63 29 8
2/10-15/37 46 47 8
A woman
2/9-11/07 88 11 1
5/30 - 6/1/03 87 12 1
2/19-21/99 92 7 1
7/10-13/87 82 12 6
7/21-24/78 76 19 5
4/19-24/67 57 39 4
9/10-15/58 54 41 5
1/27 - 2/1/37 33 64 3
Hispanic
2/9-11/07 87 12 1
Mormon
2/9-11/07 72 24 4
2/19-21/99 79 17 4
4/19-24/67 75 17 8
Married for the third time
2/9-11/07 67 30 3
Seventy-two years of age
2/9-11/07 57 42 1
A homosexual
2/9-11/07 55 43 2
2/19-21/99 59 37 4
4/29 - 5/2/83 29 64 7
7/21-24/78 26 66 8
Atheist
2/9-11/07 45 53 3
2/19-21/99 49 48 3
9/10-15/58 18 77 5
.
Asked of those who answered “yes” to each appropriate item above:
“Would you be completely comfortable voting for a qualified presidential candidate who was [see below], or would you have some reservations?” Combined results, based on total sample.

Completely
Comfortable
Some
Reservations
Would Not
Vote For

Unsure
% % % %

Black
2/9-11/07

84 9 5 1
A woman

2/9-11/07 78 10 11 1

Mormon
2/9-11/07 58

14 24 4
Married for the third time

2/9-11/07 54 13 30 3

Seventy-two years of age
2/9-11/07 43

15 42 1

Voters are more comfortable with an anonymous thrice-married candidate than an anonymous seventy-two year old candidate? Most serious pundits (including yours truly) have long dismissed the notion that McCain’s old age would harm his presidential prospects. This doesn’t necessarily spell doom for the elderly McCain, and the results might be different if Rudy’s name went along with the thrice-married tag and McCain’s with the 72-year-old tag, but these results do pose some interesting questions about what qualities the American electorate requires from their Commander in Chief in this especially trying and weighty era of history.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; electionpresident; giuliani; mccain; rudy
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To: NittanyLion

Im not a fan of his either based on his flip flopping over issues, not because he is a Mormom. A vote should be based on qualifications and the ability to inspire and lead this nation.


101 posted on 02/17/2007 9:41:34 AM PST by DKNY ("You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." --Margaret Thatcher)
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To: areafiftyone

Agreed, I know several divorced people, some more than once and they are not the devil incarnate. I don't think it has any bearing on their ability to lead.


102 posted on 02/17/2007 9:44:08 AM PST by DKNY ("You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." --Margaret Thatcher)
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To: zook
Believe me, if Hillary or Obama get elected, and as you witness their total surrender in the war against Islamic totalitarianism, we'll all see the differences between Dems and people like John McCain or Rudy Giuliani.

Well said, a point many here miss.

103 posted on 02/17/2007 9:49:34 AM PST by DKNY ("You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." --Margaret Thatcher)
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To: areafiftyone

ABM ... anybody but McCain. No SIN-ators.


104 posted on 02/17/2007 10:18:00 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Defeat the traitor McCain for President. Job #1.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

You forgot that McLame is an LSM toady.


105 posted on 02/17/2007 10:20:04 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Defeat the traitor McCain for President. Job #1.)
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To: deaconjim

Eggs-actly!


106 posted on 02/17/2007 10:30:41 AM PST by Eighth Square
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To: zook
Believe me, if Hillary or Obama get elected, and as you witness their total surrender in the war against Islamic totalitarianism, we'll all see the differences between Dems and people like John McCain or Rudy Giuliani.

I'm not willing to vote for anyone who will surrender to Islamic totalitarianism or socialist totalitarianism. I want someone who will protect my constitutional rights from Islamists and Democrats.
107 posted on 02/17/2007 12:00:09 PM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: areafiftyone
This doesn’t necessarily spell doom for the elderly McCain, and the results might be different if Rudy’s name went along with the thrice-married tag and McCain’s with the 72-year-old tag, but these results do pose some interesting questions about what qualities the American electorate requires from their Commander in Chief in this especially trying and weighty era of history.

Hmmm, interesting tidbit of information.

108 posted on 02/17/2007 4:06:26 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (If you think the world's dangerous, and you need a tough guy... that's me [Rudy] --Newt Gingrich)
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To: areafiftyone

If this guy does not get the nomination,, I look for him to get pretty nasty.


109 posted on 02/17/2007 4:07:54 PM PST by freemike
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To: devolve; ntnychik; bitt; dixiechick2000; areafiftyone; PhilDragoo
 

 
110 posted on 02/17/2007 4:14:36 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


Very classy new graphic potlatch!

Lots of details and action!


111 posted on 02/17/2007 4:30:11 PM PST by devolve ( ........upload images free & fast at tinypic.com or Photobucket or Imagecave)
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To: devolve

Yes, I've posted it several times.

Lots of work and, of course, I used your idea on the lightening and darkening from your great N.Y. scene.


112 posted on 02/17/2007 4:33:55 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


I'm dragging behind on my threads - sorry

I can see very slight subtle brightness changes used on other graphics too

Just enough to tease the eyes

You did a great 3 brightness on Ah-Mondjoy




113 posted on 02/17/2007 4:48:17 PM PST by devolve ( ........upload images free & fast at tinypic.com or Photobucket or Imagecave)
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To: devolve

Gosh, I had forgot about Ah-Mondjoy ! Don't even think I have that url handy.

I haven't seen the brightness change in other graphics but I don't read through many threads.

Whoops, almost!!


114 posted on 02/17/2007 4:52:33 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


LOL!

It keeps it interesting!



115 posted on 02/17/2007 4:59:06 PM PST by devolve ( ........upload images free & fast at tinypic.com or Photobucket or Imagecave)
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To: pnh102; deaconjim

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I don’t know how Rudy always manages to be in the wrong (right) place at the right (wrong) time. First in the middle of 9/11 and then this battle between the social and fiscal conservatives.

Chapter 1: Live From the Reagan Building

116 posted on 02/17/2007 7:44:26 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: areafiftyone

Yes, in the era of single parents, blended families, step families, gay families, easy divorce, Rudy's ok. Shoot, my "baby boomer" dad was married three times as well! I never thought he had anything in common with Rudy.

It's not abnormal to have "starter marriages", swap wives (on television for $), and have 3 different kids with 3 different daddies...

Gen X'ers and Y's have lived with the consequences for years - latchkey kids, which parent am I spending the weekend / summer with - that's why a lot of us wait longer to get married because we don't want to get married over and over and over again...

I'd rather have Rudy than McCain any day of the week!

Even Reagan was divorced and he got elected twice...and didn't McCain dump his first wife after he got out of Vietnam anyway - sorry, but three marriages doesn't bother me in the least.


117 posted on 02/18/2007 1:03:08 PM PST by kcbc2001
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To: areafiftyone
Age is the least of McCain's problems as a candidate.

The Real McCain

McCain and 'the Constitution'

SEN. JOHN McCAIN: THE ULTIMATE "RHINESTONE HERO"

SEN. JOHN McCAIN: THE ULTIMATE "RHINESTONE HERO" Part II

John McCain Is No Hero

U.S. Sen. John McCain is no War Hero

John McCain: The Manchurian Candidat

JOHN MCCAIN, WARTS AND ALL

John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts... (thread by Jim Robinson)

McCain Is Booed by Labor Activists

McCain Rides to Kerry's Rescue: "John Kerry is Not Weak on Defense" (Today Show alert)

John McCain SCREAMS AT 9/11 FSA MEMBERS FOR OPPOSING HIS BILL TO GIVE AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS

John McCain's Skeleton Closet

A number of articles on McCain. (some the same as above)

John McCain Gets Soros Cash

McCain/Soros by Rabbi Areyh Spero

Soros' "Reform" (an article about Soros‘ instrumental hand in McCain/Feingold)

Not Child‘s Play [McCain/Schumer bill could effect FR?]

McCain's Letter (McCain aligns with Global Enviro activists)

The Turning Point on Global Warming (McCain and Lieberman Op-Ed Alert)

Climate bill sets stage for debate (Sens. McCain, Obama, and Lieberman join forces)

McCain Looked into Caucusing with Democrats

McCain Still Disliked by Fiscal Conservatives (Club For Growth)

John McCain Goes Left for Money

Sens. Snowe, Collins to head Maine exploratory committee for McCain

Double Talk Express. McCain in his own words. VIDEO

118 posted on 02/18/2007 2:12:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Copperheads are infesting our country.)
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