Monday, July 27, 2015

The Younger Party

THC remembers when the Republicans were considered the old party.  Checked elsewhere and it looks like these age differentials are the biggest we've seen in at least a century.

The trend is the same among those running (or thinking of running) for their Presidential nominations.  For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is 67, Bernie Sanders 73, Joe Biden 72 and Elizabeth Warren 66 with Marty O'Malley a spry 52.

For the Republicans, Rick Perry is the oldster at 65, with Jeb Bush 62, Carly Fiorina 60, Chris Christie and Rand Paul at 52, Scott Walker 47 and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal at 44.

Where, you may ask, is Donald Trump at 69?  For the answer see below the chart.

From Opportunitylives
Where does The Donald fit?  He's running as a Republican but has endorsed Hillary in the past and over his career donated more to Democrats than Republicans, a unique combo.  THC considers him a ReTrumpLiCrat - he's for himself.  For now though he's running as a nominally as a Republican which raises a question:

On one side we’ve got the Jeb Bush/McConnell/Boehner Axis of Ineffectiveness.

On the other we’ve got The Bambino of Bombast/ The Sultan of Swagger/The Colossus of Clownishness 

So my question is whether this is more like:
Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you
Trying to make some sense of it all, but I see it makes no sense at all
- Stealers Wheel
Or is it more like Pappy O’Daniel v Homer Stokes?

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