Is McCain Too Old?
Bob Novak reports that a recent McCain fundraiser in NYC was not enthusiastically attended:
Sen. John McCain, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, has gotten a tepid response to a New York City fund-raiser Monday for his “Straight Talk America” political action committee.
McCain signed a Sept. 27 letter announcing his appearance at the St. Regis Hotel Nov. 7. The price was $1,000 per person for a 6 p.m. reception and $5,000 per person for a 7:30 p.m. dinner.
Many New York contributors to McCain’s 2000 presidential campaign were reluctant to attend this year’s event. The fact McCain will be 72 years old for the 2008 presidential campaign was cited to explain lack of enthusiasm, as was the senator’s support for the Iraq war.
Okay, 72, well, that may be a legitimate concern…but the support for the Iraq war? Who thinks the Republicans are going to win running against Iraq?
The only probably candidate who is anti-war is Hagel…and I’ll give each of my readers $5,000 if he’s our next president. What an odd thing to say…