Thursday, March 10, 2016

Seriously?

FLG watched this video by Robert Reich responding to common criticisms of Bernie Sanders.

FLG is on the other side of the political aisle and has issues with most of the responses, but he literally laughed out loud at a suggested response to Sanders being too old is that "he is younger than 4 of the 9 Supreme Court justices."

A few things here:
1) He's younger than less than half of them?   Whew!   And isn't one of those nine actually no longer living?
2) Comparing somebody's age to the Supreme Court is sorta like saying -- Old?  Got a few of names for your Methuselah, Noah,  & Shem.   Bernie is a spring chicken.
3) Being a Supreme Court justice is anywhere near as demanding as being President of the United States.

2 comments:

The Ancient said...

http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/a-simple-model-for-predicting-hillary-clintons-vote-in-the-march-15-democratic-primaries/

FLG said...

It's pretty interesting, but can't get the idea that there is omitted variable bias skewing the results.

In normal times, I would be hoping Bernie is the nominee. But if I had to chose between Bernie and Trump. Ugh.

 
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