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Subject:  Re: Obama - Family First! Date:  8/29/2008  9:20 PM
Author:  ariechert Number:  14291 of 116389

As I said on another board, the thought of this woman ascending to the presidency - should the old geezer die - is just absolutely FRIGHTENING. -- AM

I remember once reading an online article about aging and what it essentially said is that "rate" at which we age is not linear. It's not a straight line. It's more like a curve, and as we get older, say past age 60, the rate increases. "Things fall apart." Capillaries become brittle, bones less dense, synapses don't work as quickly, etc. I'm sure it's different for different people, but on average, the rate at which we age increases once we get past 60.

My point is that if McCain is 72 years old now, he'll be like 77 years old at the end of his first term. Most folks in my family have the good sense to be dead by the time they reach 77 year old.

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