Hilarious: Hillary could be the youngest Democrat seeking nomination in 2016

Nothing better symbolizes how bankrupt of new ideas the Democrats are than the age of its bench of potential presidential nominees.

Andrew Stiles of the Free Beacon points out that Hillary Clinton, who if elected would be the oldest-ever person inaugurated, could well be the youngest person declaring for the nomination in 2016:

Grandmother Hillary Clinton, 67, is vying to become one of the oldest world leaders in history. In order to achieve that goal, however, she may have to defeat a slate of Democratic challengers who are even older than she is.

That sounds hard to believe, but it’s true. In addition to Clinton, the 2016 Democratic field could include: California governor Jerry Brown, Vice President Joe Biden (the presumed frontrunner), and Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders.

In such a scenario, Brown would be the oldest Democrat in the race; he’ll be 78 in 2016. Biden will be 73. Sanders will be 75. Hillary, who will be 69 on Election Day, would be younger by comparison. If Elizabeth Warren decides to run, she would be the youngest Democrat, thought not by much. Warren will be 67 in 2016.

Democratic leaders in Congress, meanwhile, are also very old. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be 76 years old in 2016. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will be 77.

In an update, Stiles acknowledges that former Senator James Webb is considered a possible candidate, but would also do not good, as he will be 70 in 2016.

Geriatric political leadership does the Democrats no good when it comes to attracting voters: the elderly are increasingly favoring the GOP. But it could turn off younger voters, who, after all, are the victims of Obama’s policies, from high youth unemployment to Obamacare exploiting them to subsidize older and less healthy Americans.

Nothing better symbolizes how bankrupt of new ideas the Democrats are than the age of its bench of potential presidential nominees.

Andrew Stiles of the Free Beacon points out that Hillary Clinton, who if elected would be the oldest-ever person inaugurated, could well be the youngest person declaring for the nomination in 2016:

Grandmother Hillary Clinton, 67, is vying to become one of the oldest world leaders in history. In order to achieve that goal, however, she may have to defeat a slate of Democratic challengers who are even older than she is.

That sounds hard to believe, but it’s true. In addition to Clinton, the 2016 Democratic field could include: California governor Jerry Brown, Vice President Joe Biden (the presumed frontrunner), and Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders.

In such a scenario, Brown would be the oldest Democrat in the race; he’ll be 78 in 2016. Biden will be 73. Sanders will be 75. Hillary, who will be 69 on Election Day, would be younger by comparison. If Elizabeth Warren decides to run, she would be the youngest Democrat, thought not by much. Warren will be 67 in 2016.

Democratic leaders in Congress, meanwhile, are also very old. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be 76 years old in 2016. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will be 77.

In an update, Stiles acknowledges that former Senator James Webb is considered a possible candidate, but would also do not good, as he will be 70 in 2016.

Geriatric political leadership does the Democrats no good when it comes to attracting voters: the elderly are increasingly favoring the GOP. But it could turn off younger voters, who, after all, are the victims of Obama’s policies, from high youth unemployment to Obamacare exploiting them to subsidize older and less healthy Americans.