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Michael Medved: Too Young for the Presidency?

To balance their four leading contenders over age 70—Sanders, Bloomberg, Biden and Warren—the Democrats also offer 37-year-old Pete Buttigieg. He’d be by far the youngest chief executive in our history, easily beating 41-year-old Theodore Roosevelt and 43 year-old-John Kennedy.

Mayor Pete’s defenders note that both TR and JFK used their youthful vigor to become successful presidents, but Buttigieg can’t compete with them in leadership experience. He’s won two terms as a small city Mayor, while Roosevelt was State Assembly minority leader, New York’s Police Commissioner, Assistant Navy Secretary, Governor of New York and Vice President. JFK served two terms in the House and two in the Senate, while writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning history book.

The young candidate’s limited life experience raises inevitable questions about his preparation for the presidency.

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Democrats Call for Hearings over Man Taking Off United Flight

Democrats call for hearing

It goes from PR nightmare to political event (The Hill).  I don’t recall Democrats’ concern when TSA went overboard patting down a young boy (Washington Post). More on what occurred (CNN). Apparently this happened to writer David Freddoso in the past (Washington Examiner). From just over a year ago, a look United’s troubles (Bloomberg). In October, United Airlines moved a woman because “Pakistani Monks” didn’t want to sit by a female (CBS Los Angeles). From Mollie Hemingway: United should have simply started offering more money. If $800 wasn’t enough, what about $1,000? If $1,000 wasn’t enough, how about $1,200? (Federalist).

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