We're Too Old To Be President, Say McCain Peers


The Hill (not to be confused with The Hills) recently asked all 97 senators not named McCain, Clinton, or Obama whether they'd consider standing as VP candidates in 2008.

The most politically damaging responses came from an unwitting trio of GOP septuagenarians:

Several GOP senators ruled themselves out because of their age, including 74-year-old Chuck Grassley (Iowa), 76-year-old Pete Domenici (N.M.) and Thad Cochran (Miss.), who is 70. If elected, McCain would be 72 on Inauguration Day.

'I'm too old to be vice president,' Grassley said.

For the record, Dick Cheney is 67.

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