Will Obama stump McCain in the debates?

To test out his fitness for duty Obama could ask him questions like, "What year is this?" and, "Who's the president?"

Do you think McCain is too old to be president?

16 Answers

  • Tim
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It appears there are several people, mostly supporters of Barak Obama, that seem to think that John McCain is incapable of serving as President simply because he is over 70 years old. I have noticed several people questioning his ability, mostly his mental ability, along the line that he is so old he therefore must be senile and thus we should not vote for him, selecting the much younger and less experienced Obama instead. I personally find this line of reasoning laughable, but for the sake of argument, let’s take it seriously for a moment. Let us say that the Obama supporters are correct and we should question the ability of anyone over 70 to think properly. Since age is the only criteria, let me ask this; could the democratic supporters of Obama live in the world they are espousing? If we were to call into question the judgment of people over 70 years old simply because of their age, should we not then also call into question the judgment and fitness for duty of the following people:

    US Senator Daniel Akaka, D-HI, age 84

    US Senator Ted Kennedy, D-MA, age 76

    US Senator Robert Byrd, D-WV, age 91

    US Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, age 75

    US Senator Tom Harkin, D-IA, age 70

    US Senator Daniel Inouye, D-HI, age 84

    US Senator Herb Kohl, D-MN, age 73

    US Senator Maurice Landrieu, D-LA, age 78

    US Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ, age 84

    US Senator Carl Levin, D-MI, age 74

    US Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-MD, age 72

    US Senator Harry Reid, D-NV, age 70

    US Senator Jay Rockefeller, D-WV, age 71

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, age 75

    Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, age 70

    Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, age 72

    Ruth Ann Minner, democratic Governor of Delaware, age 73

    Under the world view of the Obama supporters, these people, due to their age, cannot be trusted with high office. They are OLD, and as such they must be senile, out of touch, and so forth. Why then are they not demanding these people, and many like them in state & local government, business, or academia to step down immediately? Or is it just republicans running for President that are unfit?

    Taking this world view to its logical conclusion, should we not also call into question the fitness of anyone over 70? According to the US Census Bureau, about 12% of the population of the US is over 70. Therefore, since we cannot trust people over 70 to make important decisions, should we not then also remove from these people the right to vote? According to Obama supporters, old people cannot be trusted to think straight, right? Continuing on this line of reasoning, it would also be reasonable to take away anything that might involve important decisions from old people; we should not let them enter into contracts, provide testimony in court, or operate cars. Owning property, writing wills, making decisions about healthcare, or having a job should also be outlawed for people who happen to be over 70. After all, if just because someone is old we cannot trust them, this is the logical conclusion, is it not?

    I think Obama supporters who hold the position that McCain is unsuitable to be President simply because of his age need to take a serious, hard look at what they are saying. They are saying that we should call into question ANYONE of this age. We have legal mechanisms in this country for dealing with people who, as a result of their age, injury, or whatever, are not mentally capable of performing as fully functioning citizens. If McCain truly is mentally impaired in some way, these legal mechanisms can be employed. But absent actual evidence of mental impairment, I think it is the height of ignorance to make a blanket declaration that old people are not capable of making decisions or serving as President of the United States of America.

  • emmey
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    it extremely is all interior the attention of the beholder. in basic terms seem what you wrote. he's a robust speaker, whether there is not any substance. Does that make sense to you. distinctive human beings can communicate properly. inspite of the incontrovertible fact that it is the substance of what they say tha is significant to me. And he does get stumped lots. obama isn't very solid at debates in the event that they strengthen something he does not desire to respond to. and no-one says ahhh greater in many cases than obama even whilst he's using teleprompters. and you're incorrect, McCain might blow him away in a debate. Why do you think of obama is hesitating approximately having those city corridor debates. He knows of ways undesirable he appeared on the final debate with Hillary.

  • 1 decade ago

    Obama will take High road thru out the process and is looking forward to Debating McCain on the issues! I think McCain's Temper will hurt him.POW Time has effected McCain's mind set and war is his only way to solve problems!

    Obama 2008!

    Ebony & Ivory President!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No McCain is not too old and this is a silly question considering Obama did not do well in debates with Hillary. He was great at nodding in approval or writing >>prolly doodling and then just repeating what she said but changing it up only a little.

    You underestimate McCain as I really do not think Obama will be able to beat him. Wait till the Rep's play his wife's tidbits all over the TV or better yet Rev Wright. He will never survive this general election and only Hillary could stand up as she is well prepared and doesn't have to say ummm all the time.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think Obama is going to be babbling about fixing Washington and how he was against the Iraq war. Americans will see he has nothing to offer besides observations and rhetoric. McCain will give direct answers and not be scared to say only what is politically good for him like Obama. He's a maverick and will stand up for what he believes in.

    I am willing to bet A LOT of money right now - that Obama will in some way insult or diminish McCain's service and it will hurt Obama's campaign.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No McCain is not too old, and I seriously doubt if Obama would be able to "stump" him at anything political - remember, McCain is a former POW from the Vietnam war, if anyone has a background in understanding the ramifications of crappy policy decisions, it's him.

  • 1 decade ago

    McCain will chew Obama up and spit him out. I've seen both of them debate in the primaries and McCain is better at it.

  • Zen
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Oh, I think McCain will shake Obama's foundation!

  • 1 decade ago

    N O !!!!!!

    Is Obama TOO ANTI-AMERICAN to be President ??

    Y E S ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    OBAMA wants to END WORLD POVERTY on YOUR NICKEL AND SURRENDER THE United States to THE United Nations.

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    Global Poverty Act (S.2433), and it is being sponsored by none other than Senator Barack Obama


    IF ... OBAMA was a WHITE man WITH the SAME LACK of Qualifications, HE would have been - LAUGHED - out of the Nomination process in the BEGINNING !!!!

    CHANGE is ALL that you will get back from the Socialist/Communist/Liberal Democrats, when they TAKE your hard earned paycheck from you to give it to able bodied people, "FEEDERS", who do NOT want to get off of their butts and actually get a job !! Our wonderful government hand-out programs !!

    Please, TRY to HOPE in one hand and SPIT in the other hand!

    Which one is filling up the fastest ??


    We need to make sure that the person that represents AMERICA is PRO-AMERICA !!!

    WE NEED to make sure that EVERY man, woman, and child, KNOW how ANTI-AMERICAN Obama and his Reverend(S) ARE !!!

    Would a CONTINUAL 20 years of "second hand smoke" have a negative affect on the other people in the area ??

    Would a CONTINUAL 20 years of "Anti-American Preachings" have a negative affect on the other people in the area ??

    John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, was sworn in as the 35th President of THE United States of America, at noon on January 20, 1961. In his inaugural address he spoke of the NEED for ALL Americans to be ACTIVE CITIZENS, famously saying, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

    Please NOTICE that it said DEMOCRAT - NOT Socialist and / or Communist Democrat !!

    It means this country is only as strong as the people in it. It means get off your a$$ and do something!!!


    The Democratic Elite make the rules and then they change them for their convenience !!

    The Elite Democrats feel like THEY know better than YOU who would be the best person to run the country !!!

    By the People and For the People !!!


  • 1 decade ago

    My 2 year old grandson could stump McCain. I don't understand WHY the picked McCain for President?? I guess they knew they were going to lose and wanted to pick someone who is disposable.

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