New Argument Against McCain: Impending Death


The next time one of your relatives forward you a mass email about how Obama is a socialist Muslim who won’t say the Pledge of Allegiance, you might want to send her to He’s Going to Die, a site which reminds us that the 72-year-old McCain will, if elected, “will be the oldest sitting President in U.S. history,” and that actuarially he has “between a 14.2 and 15.1 percent chance of dying before Inauguration Day 2013” — and that’s not taking into account his ominous medical history. Of course, your Great-Aunt Goldwater probably wants McCain to die, so America may be run by God’s chosen moose-hunter, so perhaps the better course of action would be to tell her that the election is on Wednesday this year.