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For Democrats, age is just a number

Jen Psaki

By Jen Psaki (Original source CNN)

“Is it possible for a senior citizen to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 2020?

The short answer is yes. It is absolutely possible that the Democratic nominee will be over 55, otherwise Bernie Sanders would not have raised $6 million in one day. And Joe Biden would not be topping most public polls.

At the same time, their ascendancy is hardly a given. Remarkably, experience is often not an asset in campaigns. And presidential candidates who have less time in public life and elected office can create their own platform that is aligned with the electorate at the time without worrying it will conflict with their own record.

There are real challenges that older candidates face: their records, their ability to expand support and their instinctual understanding of modern forms of communicating.”

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