No graveyards, no ice cream shops. Some experienced advice on how Biden should handle the age issue (Los Angeles Times)

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    Column: No graveyards, no ice cream shops. Some experienced advice on how Biden should handle the age issue – By Mark Z. Barabak (Los Angeles Times) / Feb 14, 2024

    A graveyard is not the best place for a presidential candidate facing questions about his age.

    But there was Bob Dole, slightly stooped as he regarded a tombstone during his 1996 White House bid. Nearby, in the window of an antique store, a handwritten sign urged the 73-year-old Republican nominee to show his younger rival, President Clinton, that he was no antique.

    Joe Biden is just the latest presidential candidate to face doubts about his mental and physical capabilities. Before Dole, there was Ronald Reagan, a relative sapling in 1980 when, at 69, he faced the age question in his third presidential run.

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