Friday, February 22, 2008

Age Factor

Like I said in the previous post, the breaking news story for Tuesday morning when I anchored was about Fidel Castro resigning. We now know Castro, 81, had at least three operations in the summer of 2006. He survived all of that, and there was no confirmation of cancer, which was widely initially reported. He resigned Tuesday and now his brother Raul will take over. Raul is 76, and is in good health according to reports.

I know that there is a minimum age requirement to be in office but not a maximum age. President Reagan was the oldest US President (77.) Do you think age is a factor in determining effective leadership responsibility?

You can a detailed overview here of Castro's health by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.


Anonymous said...

I think that it could be a factor...never really thought about it that way...very interesting point.

Anonymous said...

The limit should be 60. Seems like a good age.