Ed Driscoll

Strange Medium For This Message

ABC’s evening news program attempts to play the age card on McCain, which seems like an awfully strange medium for that message: at 65, ABC’s Charles Gibson is only six years younger than McCain, and given the similar demographics of his viewers, is it wise to posit to them that someone of their generation might be too old to be president?

President Reagan was 10 years older than my dad, and I can remember Ed Sr. being, shall we say, less than thrilled when the media tried a similar whispering campaign 28 years ago.

On the other hand, as Mark Finkelstein notes:

In a political season in which Barack Obama has delighted in playing the age card