Last month, I wrote a column about what would make a presidential candidate un-electable. The list included everything from smoking to admitting drug use to religion to being gay to having an abortion, etc.
Now, the Gallup organization has done a poll for USA Today asking the same question with similar qualifiers:
Keep in mind that these are generic categories, and mean very little without the names of specific candidates and what they stand for. But it’s interesting they asked that age question, because John McCain will be 72 when the 2008 presidential election rolls around.
Also keep in mind that no voters will go to the polls for even a primary for almost 11 more months, and the general public isn’t really giving any of this a moment’s thought yet or forming opinions on who they’ll cast a ballot for (or against, as is more often the case).