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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ron Paul answers age question with a 20 mile bike ride challenge to other GOP candidates! (video)

Think Ron Paul is too old? When one interviewer asked him about his age recently Ron Paul fired back:

"Anytime any of the other candidates wants to come to Houston at 12 o'clock noon when the temperature is 100 and humidity is 102, I will ride 20 miles with them on a bicycle... so I think that's a silly argument."

Video of Ron Paul's bike ride challenge:

The age question isn't a new one in presidential politics. The most recent president to be assailed for his age was Ronald Reagan, which should give Republicans pause to take note as they seek out a "Ronald Reagan" to deal with the issues of the 21st century.

As soon as I saw this video of Ron Paul's witty answer... and more than witty, it's substantive insofar as he sounds actually ready to physically challenge any candidate out there... I was reminded of a witty answer Ronald Reagan gave when asked this same question during a presidential debate:

And boy would I pay some money to see Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney huffing, puffing, and sweating their way behind their elder: the remarkably fit and exercise-obsessed Dr. Ron Paul on a 100 degree day in Houston! Makes me smile.

One last note. A Daily Paul commentator recently wrote in regard to this issue: "In some countries like China and India (who happen to be kicking our tails financially, and educationally) age is revered, not mocked."

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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