When Ronald Reagan
ran for president in 1980, he was 69 at the time.
When Bob Dole
ran for president in 1996, he was 73 at the time.
When John McCain
ran for president in 2008, he was 72 at the time.
In each of those instances, the age of the candidate was a topic for discussion.
If Newt Gingrich
becomes the Republican candidate in 1012, he will be 69 on election day. Will be there any talk about about him possibly being too old?
Or too fat? America doesn't elect fat presidents. Not since Taft, and that was a century ago.