Monday, February 25, 2008

Ralph Nader on aging

In an interview with Fox News Channel's Martha McCallum this afternoon, Ralph Nader was asked whether his age -- he will turn 74 this week -- will be an obstacle to his presidential campaign. McCallum pointed out that Nader is older than McCain, who would already be the oldest president if he is sworn in next January.

"Age is nothing more than the erosion of one's ideals," Nader said.

I love that quote. It is so true. How many 70- and 80-year-old idealists do you see running around out there?

I appreciated Nader's fresh perspective on aging.