U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recently said she's praying that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the next Democratic presidential candidate. If her prayer becomes reality, Pelosi's famous statement of “We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it” may apply to Clinton's possible election. If Clinton is the nominee, she'll be 69 years old when running. If elected, she'd be the second-oldest president to ever take office, following closely behind Ronald Reagan. Reagan was 69 years and 349 days old when inaugurated and Clinton would be 69 years and 86 days old at her inauguration.
I'm not suggesting that old age should eliminate a person from serving as president. However, voters should certainly know the candidates' age, place of birth, educational records, occupational accomplishments and health records before they vote. If Clinton does become the next Democrat candidate for president, I hope the media do a better job of making her background known than they did with Barack Obama. They need to include all of the controversial issues that have surrounded her life, including the Arab Spring violence and the Benghazi cover-up. America deserves better than another divider!
Tom Miller, Oklahoma City
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