Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ageism is the only 'ism' you can get away with these days.

What is the connection between John McCain (US Republican candidate for the presidency) and Ming Campbell (sacked leader of the UK’s Liberal Democrats). They are both oldish (70+) and look it.

Both guys have been the target of jibes about their age that would never be tolerated if the subject was their gender, sexuality or race.

This is a good article in The Times on the subject.

It puts liberal minded Democrats in an interesting position. Do you take the view that anything is worth riding the US of the Republicans or do you draw a line at the campaigns focused on McCain’s age? Dick Stroud

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