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Saturday, January 05, 2008

"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?



3 comments

Amazing correlation.

How's the chart look with the rest of the candidates included? Perhaps a [Year:%] ratio/formula could be extrapolated?

By Anonymous jon, at 1/05/2008 8:15 AM  

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.

By Blogger Quiddity, at 1/05/2008 8:28 AM  

Bill Clinton: Hillary Can Be the 'Comeback Kid'

By what definition is Hillary Clinton a "kid"?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/05/2008 8:53 AM  

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