Sometimes when I write about Republican presidential candidate John McCain's age in a less than flattering way, I get accused of ageism, so is it fair to call John McCain old? John McCain was born on August 29, 1936. By the time he accepts the Republican nomination in September, he will be 72 years old.
A new study has revealed that conservatives are happier than liberals. Researchers have pinpointed exactly why right-leaning Americans are in such high spirits - conservatives don't care about social justice. This conclusion conveniently reinforces liberals' smug sense of moral superiority, but it doesn't mean it's wrong.
Nancy Reagan became the latest big name Republican to announce her support for John McCain today. "John McCain has been a good friend for over thirty years. My husband and I first came to know him as a returning Vietnam War POW, and were impressed by the courage he had shown through his terrible ordeal.
In a video posted on his website almost two weeks ago, Republican Rep. Ron Paul hinted at the obvious. With John McCain clinching the GOP nomination, his presidential campaign is over. The Ron Paul phenomenon of 2008 is interesting because it revealed a great deal about where the Republican Party has been, and quite possibly where it is going.