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Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul.

Many of us remember the 1984 presidential campaign. President Ronald Reagan (who I consider in many ways was one of our greatest presidents) was running for re-election. He was then the oldest president to have ever served (being then 73 years of age).

Many wondered if he was too old. But he famously quipped, "I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience." That remark dispatched Walter F. Mondale in happy fashion.

I wonder if voters have considered the age of candidate Ron Paul. He presently is seeking what could be his first term as president. He would be 77 years of age if inaugurated in January of 2013. And, if re-elected, he would be 85 years of age when leaving office at the end of a second term. I hope voters who plan to vote for him have no concern about this.

Stephen Ehat

Lindon