Churchill, McCain, and Age ...

Posted: May 06, 2008 8:30 AM

A few months ago, John McCain launched a very good web ad, featuring footage of Winston ChurchillToday in PoliticoGary Bauer makes the case that at the ripe old age of 76, Winston Churchill,

"... resolved a series of international crises inherited from his predecessor. He squelched rebellions in Kenya and Malaya and helped topple a corrupt regime in Iran. He renewed his nation’s “special relationship” with the United States and alerted the world to Soviet imperialist expansion. All of which helped make Churchill, according to a 2001 survey of his countrymen, the Greatest Briton.

All of which, too, Churchill accomplished after the age of 76, four years older than John McCain will be come Inauguration."