April 25th, 2014
10:48 AM ET
8 months ago

Inside Politics: The age question

Washington (CNN) – Forget, for now, the traditional debates over taxes and spending or national security.

The flashpoint in presidential politics, at the moment anyway, seems to be more about age.

Or experience. Or maturity. Or something like that.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Inside Politics • Marco Rubio • Ted Cruz
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  1. TONE

    Wow! women get no love from the Gop, why does it have to be a age factor when it comes to a woman running for office?

    April 25, 2014 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Tommy G

    Sniffit
    An article that only exists because Clinton is a woman. We didn't see any like this when McCain ran.
    -–

    Pure BS. You most certainly DID see it and it was being BY THE DEMOCRATS!! Now that the Democrats only have dinosaurs as candidates, suddenly dinosaurs are supposed to be good when 8 years ago it was bad. Come on, the country is on to your lying ways.
    =======================================================
    This is the difference between those who lean left and those who lean right. Sniffet is correct. You did not hear any Democrats criticizing McCain's age. You may have heard liberal pundits and bloggers bring it up, but you did not hear from a single elected Democrat.

    Elected Republicans, on the other hand, seem to have no problem with demonizing Clinton over her age and health. In other words, conservatives fail to distinguish between elected officials and the peanut gallery because there is no such distinction on the right. The Republican Party's leaders aren't even elected officials. They're people like Limbaugh, Hannity, and others.

    April 25, 2014 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  3. Tony D

    Hillary Clinton will need to fully disclose her medical records because she was down for months and there never was a full accounting for way. All hush hush. She needs to come clean.

    And then there are the millions they take in at the Clinton Global Initiative and also a problem with $6 BILLION unaccounted for at the State Dept. while she was in charge.

    What does it all matter just isn't going to cut it any more. Time for a full accounting.

    April 25, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  4. Malory Archer

    LOL – careful slurping the haterade, wingnuts – we wouldn't want you to choke!

    April 25, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. ED1

    You have the age (To Old) just retire with what respect you have left and that's not much either.

    What difference does it make anyway.

    April 25, 2014 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. Malory Archer

    ED1

    You have the age (To Old) just retire with what respect you have left and that's not much either.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    She garners more respect than the entire crop of 2016 rethug contenders combined.

    April 25, 2014 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    DM didn't you know you can't say anything against St Ronnie.....

    Every time I've tried I've been zapped...

    April 25, 2014 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  8. Tampa Tim

    Lynda – Me too. It appears that Friday has become "Bring your wingnut talking points to CNN day."

    April 25, 2014 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  9. Silence DoGood

    @Tony D
    Hillary Clinton will need to fully disclose her medical records because she was down for months and there never was a full accounting for way. All hush hush. She needs to come clean.
    -------
    2014 Rush Limbaugh ugly rumor known to be taken directly from 2012 National Enquirer tabloid trash article.
    It has been debunked and back peddled by Rush already.
    You are behind on your conspiracy theories!

    April 25, 2014 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Tony D

    Hillary Clinton will need to fully disclose her medical records because she was down for months and there never was a full accounting for way. All hush hush. She needs to come clean.
    ------------------------------
    Medical records? No, she doesn't.
    I think John McCain took a physical and claimed a clean bill of health, for his age.

    April 25, 2014 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  11. Winston Smith

    If this were a question of the age of a republican, they'd argue that wisdom and experience were determining factors. Age, was of no consequence at all.

    April 25, 2014 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  12. just asking

    so how and when is hillary clinton going to repeal or replace obamacare? What are her specific plans on how to deal with this mess?

    April 25, 2014 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  13. Dems in PA

    Rudy NYC wrote
    Senile? What does term limits have to do with it?
    The entire Republican congressional caucus is still trying to make Barack Obama a one-term president.
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    senile dementia – is defined as dementia starting in old age with no precipitating physical cause;
    maybe this explains recent comments made by Hillary Clinton; Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and term limits would limit those holding office in the House and Senate. Take Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi; they would not be in the House and Senate if term limits were in place and the American people would not have to endure their outrageous rants.

    April 25, 2014 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Didn't the patron saint have dementia when reelected???

    April 25, 2014 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Dems in PA

    Rudy NYC wrote
    Senile? What does term limits have to do with it?
    The entire Republican congressional caucus is still trying to make Barack Obama a one-term president.
    ---
    senile dementia – is defined as dementia starting in old age with no precipitating physical cause;
    maybe this explains recent comments made by Hillary Clinton; Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and term limits would limit those holding office in the House and Senate. Take Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi; they would not be in the House and Senate if term limits were in place and the American people would not have to endure their outrageous rants.
    ------------------------------------
    Recent comments? Pelosi had the nerve to criticize the Kochs. Clinton said, what? Harry "Big Right Roundhouse" Reid called out tax scofflaw AFTER untold numbers of elected Republicans and conservative pundits ran to his defense. Is that your idea of senility?

    Since you've got your dictionary out, look up sanity and insanity. One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting a different result. Can you say 50+ votes in the House to repeal the ACA? LOL, its' Friday.

    April 25, 2014 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. Al-NY,NY

    Tony D

    Hillary Clinton will need to fully disclose her medical records because she was down for months and there never was a full accounting for way. All hush hush. She needs to come clean.

    And then there are the millions they take in at the Clinton Global Initiative and also a problem with $6 BILLION unaccounted for at the State Dept. while she was in charge.

    What does it all matter just isn't going to cut it any more. Time for a full accounting.
    ===========================

    medical records.....here we have an inkling of the 2016 version of "birtherism." Is that what they will cry for now? Her medical records?

    April 25, 2014 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Lynda
    Sorry babe, can't respond to you. Not allowed today.
    @ WUP!
    If you get this: yes I found out that nothing can be said against St. Who-Am-I-And-Why-Am-I-In-This-Oval-Office?
    They are manipulating us the same way they manipulate the news.
    They're quite good at it too!

    April 25, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. Silence DoGood

    @Al-NY,NY
    Tony D

    Hillary Clinton will need to fully disclose her medical records because she was down for months and there never was a full accounting for way. All hush hush. She needs to come clean.

    And then there are the millions they take in at the Clinton Global Initiative and also a problem with $6 BILLION unaccounted for at the State Dept. while she was in charge.

    What does it all matter just isn't going to cut it any more. Time for a full accounting.
    ===========================

    medical records.....here we have an inkling of the 2016 version of "birtherism." Is that what they will cry for now? Her medical records?
    --------
    Ah ha! "Healther" is the new "birther". Just remember months from now when "healthers" have forgotten. This whole thing was a Rush Limbaugh false rumor debunked in 2014 based on a 2012 National Enquirer gossip article.

    April 25, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Didn't the patron saint have dementia when reelected???
    -------------------------------------------------
    Good luck trying to prove that babe...circling the wagons and putting the shredder to good use.

    April 25, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. i'malib

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Didn't the patron saint have dementia when reelected???
    ---------------------------
    obama has dementia??? I didn't know! Is this going to hurt my 2500 dollar health care rebate I am supposed to get?

    April 25, 2014 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. CryBabies

    SDG.. A little on the paranoid side....eh?

    April 25, 2014 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  22. Ol' Yeller

    "Hillary Clinton will need to fully disclose her medical records..."

    Sure, as soon as Romney's taxes get in Hillary will get that to you...

    Rubes.

    April 25, 2014 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  23. Stephen A. Best

    Come on my fellow Americans. I and THIS GREAT NATION NEEDS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU TO GET THINGS DONE. IT IS NOT HOPELESS IF WE BAND TOGETHER TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF THESE UNITED STATES I THANK-YOU
    I KNOW THERE IS A LOT WRONG WITH THESE GREAT UNITED STATES, but how do we fix it. The first and foremost we have to do is speak in one LOUD and STRONG voice. Just to get the politicians ear. Then i propose we stop all and every donations to the politician.If we the people can get that to happen then all the lobbyist would be S.O.L. SECOND stop these million dollar packages for the co,coo all of those big wigs that just do not deserve it. When we get that to stop then employees can get there RAISES WITHOUT ANY IMPACT ON THE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT BEING MADE. Third put a cap back on energy that mean from gas to electric and every thing in between,so we don't have to pay upward half you wages for utiltes and gasoline. WE AS A NATION HAVE TO STAND TOGETHER TO GET THESE THING DONE. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH AS MANY FELLOW AMERICANS AS YOU CAN- Thank-you my fellow Americans~ Stephen A. Best

    April 25, 2014 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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