Not Holding His Age Against Him
At 69, Biden was debating a man 27 years his junior. That was not lost on many in the Twitterverse, who sent various tweets referring to Ryan's tender age of 42.
But nowhere was Biden's consciousness of the age gap clearer than when Ryan mentioned President John F. Kennedy as an example of a president who made certain cuts before.
"Oh, now you're Jack Kennedy!" Biden quipped — perhaps eager to channel Sen. Lloyd Bentsen and his famous "You're no Jack Kennedy" quip to then opponent Dan Quayle.
"I knew that was coming because of the age difference," says Shuster. "I even told my students in class today to expect it."
By Jocelyn Noveck, AP
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