Life Expectancies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
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What are the risks of death when electing someone this old?
It occurred to me that my friends who are in the Hillary to Bernie age range have been dropping like flies lately.
Is Hillary or Bernie likely to complete a four year term as President? Fortunately, that most socialist of American institutions, provides the answers. [figures are from the Social Security Actuarial table for 2011]
Age before beauty:
Bernie Sanders was born on September 8, 1941, so he is currently 74 years old. According to the table his life expectancy is 11.55 years. Keep in mind that this is an average. He could be dead even as I write this, or he could live to be 110. In any case, he has a great chance of living through an entire 4 year term and a pretty good chance of surviving the second term. If it were not for the stress of being President.
Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947, so she is 68 years old. Her life expectancy is 17.85 years. So she has a very good chance of living through 2 full four-year terms.
President Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, and was just short of 70 when inaugurated. He left office in January 1989, just short of 78 years old. To date he was the oldest person to be elected President.
So if elected President, Bernie Sanders will be by far the oldest person ever elected President.
I leave you with a quote from Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck's The Short Reign of Pippin IV:
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