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It´s been noted that once love enters the picture, the age of the parties involved become irrelevant. A few prime examples of this are: Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes, Ashton Kutcher/Demi Moore just to name a few.
But when it comes to politics or the US presidency, and you cross the age of thirty five, is there an appropriate age for any prospective candidate?
John McCain, the Republican Nominee is in his early seventies. Some say he is too old to be in the running as holding the position of the US presidency can be quite stressful. And one would want to ensure that his/her body, major internal organs included, is strong enough to withstand at least the first term.
Senator Hillary Clinton, one of this year´s Democratic candidates is sixty. She is neither too old nor too young, but maybe, as far as her age and experience are concerned, she could be just right.
And since she has been already labeled the ´Underdog´ in this particular race, ´Underdog or not, it seems as though she is sophisticated enough to be able to take the criticisms that are handed to her as well as the praises.
Next is this year´s other Democratic Candidate, Senator Barack Obama. At 46, and with just three or four years in the senate, some say he is way too young to be running for the highest office in the nation.
Since backing out of a prospective debate after not faring too well in the last ABC one, is Mr. Obama showing his maturity or lack there of? Let´s say, for example he does end up becoming the Democratic Nominee, does he think the debates are going to end just because he does not like debates?
Maybe his sensitivity level needs some age,or he should have spent a little more time in the Senate before running, as bolstering his sensitivity level and gaining more experience can enable anyone to take the heat that is dealt to any prospective candidate on any given day.
The matter of age may play a small part where the presidency is concerned. For when the sun sets for another day, I guess it´s just what you do with it that´s important when the candidates and/or nominee(s) place their mental toughness or maturity on display.
Peace and unity begin with all of us- Judy Ramsook