"Change" = youth:
Look at the candidates in the Iowa caucuses, in the order they finished, along with their ages
|Order ||Republican ||age ||Democrat ||age |
|1 ||Huckabee || 52 ||Obama || 46 |
|2 ||Romney || 60 ||Edwards || 54 |
|3 ||Thompson || 65 ||Clinton || 60 |
|4 ||McCain || 71 ||Richardson ||60 |
|5 ||Paul || 72 ||Biden ||65 |
NOTE: Bill Richardson (DOB '47 Nov 15) is three weeks younger than Hillary Clinton (DOB '47 Oct 26)
Pretty remarkable, huh?
How's the chart look with the rest of the candidates included? Perhaps a [Year:%] ratio/formula could be extrapolated?
If you add Giuliani at the bottom (6th place) he breaks the pattern since he's 63. But then, he didn't compete in Iowa. Dodd (63 as well) would also ruin the correlation. Look, it's just Iowa and things will definitely be different from here on in, but it was more than a little curious to see how neatly the top 5 (five!) candidates ranked by finish and age.