Does he really feel like working?
Is Mitch McConnell too old to serve in the United States Senate?
The same question is being asked of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, President Joe Biden, and even former President Donald Trump. How old is too old?
Some people are old and sickly by the time they are 50 or even younger. Some people are robust and very active at age 80.
McConnell is 81, Feinstein is 90, Biden is 80 and Trump is 77.
My grandfather Hinkle ran a country grocery store until two weeks before he died at age 83. My grandmother was almost 80 before she finally closed the doors to the store.
They were still working, but in their last couple of years they seemed to be just holding on. My dad was enjoying fishing and hunting and his mind was clear up until his death at 85.
However, at age 55 he knew it was time to retire from his 37 years of underground coal mining.
There is wisdom in knowing when to make life transitions.
We all know there comes a time to retire. None of us wants anyone else forcing that on us, but common sense is imperative.
A person is not allowed to serve as president of the United States until they are 35 years old. We need to have a number on the other end as well, perhaps 80 or 82.
If someone is elected at 81, they still have four years, putting them at 85 when they have to step aside.