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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Old Trump

Donald Trump turns 70 on June 14.  If he won the presidential election, he would be the oldest person ever to take the oath of office for the first time.  (Reagan was a couple of weeks shy of 70 on January 20, 1981.)  At The Washington Post, Jose Del Real reports that he is showing his age:
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, dressed as always in a suit and tie, stepped into the quaint Chez Vachon diner in Manchester on Sunday morning to make the sort of down-home campaign stop his critics accuse him of never attempting. He slowly walked through the must-see election destination, smiling reflexively as he shook hands with patrons and posed for pictures with nervous supporters.
It seemed like a humble gesture by the celebrity mogul to New Hampshire voters, who notoriously insist on meeting candidates multiple times before rewarding them with their votes. But after two days without public campaign events in the Granite State, it also served to highlight the extent to which Trump — who seemed weary after Saturday’s debate — has failed to meet regularly with Granite State voters on their terms.