Alex Massie Alex Massie

A Country for Old Men?

Looking at Americans’ desire to elect a 72-year old John McCain president, David Harsanyi digs up the story of William Henry Harrison – the President who one may fairly say obeyed the First, Do No Harm principle. True, Harrison neglected to look after himself but his administration did less damage than any other in American history:

At 68, William Henry Harrison was the country’s second-oldest president.

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