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April 18th, 2008
05:20 PM ET

What’s younger than John McCain?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

John McCain has been known to say he's "older than dirt" and has "more scars than Frankenstein."

If he wins, he will be 72 and the oldest president to ever serve a first term. McCain says his age is no big deal, but for purposes of giving the Cafferty File something light to end the week with, it is.

A Democratic operative has started a web site called "Younger than John McCain” Steven Rosenthal presents a short video that lists things younger than the Republican candidate including: FM radio, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coke in a can, Velcro, Pakistan, McDonald's and Burger King... to name a few.

Rosenthal tells the Washington Post, quote: "McCain comes from another time, an old war-horse stuck in the past with an old-world view of things." He says the videos are meant to show in a funny way how "out of touch and clueless he is."

The McCain camp had no comment on the video, which comes just after Congressman John Murtha, a Clinton supporter, said McCain is too old to be president.

With no disrespect intended and knowing John McCain himself has a terrific sense of humor, we ask the following:

What would you include on a list of things that are "younger than John McCain"?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Charles from Florida writes:
Jack, The space shuttle fleet is younger than McCain and it's going into retirement soon. Neil Armstrong's footprint on the moon is also younger than McCain and by some accounts the moon, too.

Joel writes:
The Iraq war, but not if McCain gets his way.

Dick from Indiana writes:
I am quite offended by this clearly age-related question. Obviously one thing that is younger than John McCain is the lack of decency at CNN and the immaturity of the whippersnappers who write these offensive questions.

Garrick from Clearwater, Florida writes:
Hi Jack, The first on the list is you, followed by jets, the space shuttle, women’s rights, civil rights, color TV, computers, the voting booth, his wife.

Karl from California writes:
Pampers, Depends, Tony the Tiger, the Edsel, Alaska and Hawaii and a good bottle of scotch.

James writes:
Hi Jack, I think Beethoven is younger than John McCain, I believe he's still “de-composing.”

Mike from St. Petersburg Beach, Florida writes:
Give the guy a break. He was born the same year as Burt Reynolds and Alan Alda who, for whatever reason, don't seem that old.

Joshua from North Carolina writes:
He's older than: The Wizard of Oz, Disney, the People's Republic of China, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, MTV, and the Internet.

Steve from Barstow, California writes:
All the women in Bill Clinton’s sex scandals.

Elena writes:
Jack Cafferty, You're like a hundred million years old. How dare you be ageist to a fellow old person?


Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (289 Responses)
  1. dennis north carolina

    me,me and me and I'm still old.

    April 18, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  2. Shay

    Hmmmm....That is a good question?..........Possibly the Bing Bang or even the Earth itself!!!

    April 18, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  3. Ryan, Woodbridge, Va

    Everything except for our constitution probably..........Oh I forgot about his views on how to improve the economy. I believe those views have been around for a while and never really seem to work.

    April 18, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  4. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    What's younger than John McCain? Let's put it this way: When God said "Let There Be Light", John McCan was the one who flipped the switch!

    April 18, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  5. Chad

    The Atomic Bomb is younger than John McCain.

    -From Palm Desert, Ca

    April 18, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  6. Joe in DE

    McCain gives real meaning to the Grand OLD Party. Old age dosen't matter, old ideas do.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  7. Holly Atlanta, GA

    The Declaration of Independence!

    April 18, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  8. Mike from Illinois

    political pundints

    April 18, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  9. Hillary

    How about the majority of the infrastructure (schools, roads, public buildings, etc.) in our country? It's younger than McCain and its crumbling beneath our feet (so to speak)–too bad he doesn't see that this is where some of the money heading to Iraq should be spent! Although at his age I guess he is probably lucky to be seeing much of anything!

    April 18, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  10. Kay - Lawrenceville, GA

    The remote control, cable and of course...you Jack.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  11. Shirley-Ohio

    The Baby Boomers!

    April 18, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  12. Frank

    Dirt.
    The separation of light and darkness.
    Half life of uranium.
    Jack, but just barely.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  13. MAGGIE, VA

    Like Steven Coberet said recently,"McCain was there when the Grand Canyon happened!"
    The man is 'out-of-touch','out-of-style' and will be 'out-of-the-way' by Novemeber !

    April 18, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  14. Mark - Asheville, NC

    He actually is older than dirt; compost soil can be created in just a few weeks. But other things younger??

    Television
    Transistors
    Computers
    Racial integration
    Central air conditioning
    Direct dial telephones
    Transatlantic TV
    Stereo phonographs
    Most House and Senate members
    The United Nations
    NATO
    World War II

    April 18, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  15. Ruthie, GA

    When the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, John McCain dropped the anchor.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  16. Denise Medina,OH

    I had to rub my 'one-of-a-kind' Jack Cafferty bobble-head for assistance on this one. It smiled back, and said, 'Just about everything.'

    Seriously, Jack, it would be great to hear any candidate 'impassioned ' about any plan ... however, boneheaded. The first time I hear a candidate absolutely 'stand on the desk' about anything ... even if I disagree ... I will have found the candidate I will vote for in November. I will have found someone who really 'cares.'

    April 18, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  17. J.D. - New Hampshire

    I'm younger than John McCain and so are 47 million of my fellow citizens who cannot afford health insurance. We'd like to reach the ripe, old age of 72, but many won't. 18,000 people, essentially six 9/11s, die each and every year from lack of health insurance. Senator McCain's solution for the problem will make it worse and people currently covered by an employer's insurance policy will be on their own like me. For the sake of all of us, can we please get to the real issues someday? P.S. He's not wearing a Made In China flag lapel pin in your photo.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  18. Julia

    Dirt!

    April 18, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  19. Harry

    What's younger?
    1. The U.S. Navy. (Who was McCain paired up with on the Ark?)
    2. The Republican party. (When will they finally accept him?)
    3. The Burr-Hamilton duel. (Tempers were in vogue, back in the day.)
    4. Based on hair color,.... Jack Cafferty.

    What's older?
    1. The democratic primary
    2. Maybe the Caffertyfile.
    3. Based on Hair color.... Wolfe Blitzer.

    I was once told, by a gray headed man, that each gray hair represented a "good time". Jack, you need to get a life and someone needs to start keeping tabs on Wolf.

    Harry
    Ky.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  20. James in Cape Coral, FL

    Jack,
    Our Global Economy is younger than McCain. Including all the problems with it. Maybe that's why he doesn't get how to fix it. It's like that loud teenage music he doesn't understand so he just ignores it.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  21. Terry in Virginia

    In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth, then handed John McCain a shovel and said, "Go forth and plant an apple tree in the Garden of Eden." Does that give you a clue?

    April 18, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  22. Dave from Mission Viejo,California

    The wheel, the abacus and running water.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  23. Ryan, Champaign IL

    The entirety of the industry that is giving McCain a free pass in the news, is younger than John McCain.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  24. Erin in Kalamazoo

    Rock 'n Roll
    Super Delegates
    and Silly Puddy

    April 18, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  25. Mike from Syracuse NY

    Jack,
    The pyramids. MaCain was a technical advisor to Heston for Moses. After all, he and Moses used to have beers together.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  26. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: Everything prior to his birth is younger than McCain.....and that is true for all of us.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  27. Scott L. - Wichita, Kansas

    I can just picture John McCain many years ago, talking to his kids:

    "Back in my day... when dinosaurs roamed the earth..."

    April 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  28. Patricia

    My Honey bunny is 85 yrd. old Jack, believe me when I say he's younger than John is....

    April 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  29. lee from Florida

    Instant coffee and tea bags.
    dvd's, cds, 8tracks,
    I love lucy

    April 18, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  30. Bob Fleming

    A '39 Chevy, World War II, TV, the A-bomb,George Bush, Dick Cheney, Ikes' warning about the threat of the military and industrial complex Obama, and Hillary.

    Bob Fleming
    Louisville, Ky

    April 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  31. Joesph

    The Great Depression is younger that John McCain. That puts it into context, Jack.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  32. IFEANYI AZUBIKE Houston, Texas

    Just to mention a few; the world wars, Raido/TV, Trans-Atlantic flight, sliced bread, all the sports leagues, Lamn mowers, antibiotics and anethesia. And if you may add, two-term presidency.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  33. Sandy

    I am middle age and am having a hard time thinking of what could be older...hmmmm.....

    I think the job of president is for a younger man. George has aged in office. John is past his prime.

    I want a younger man's thought process involved here. Sorry, John.

    I saw a picture yesterday on television of him napping in some 'official' looking place. I assume it was on the job napping.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  34. Nuwan Sam

    You and me.

    Nuwan from Houston, TX

    April 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  35. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    World War II,The Korean War,The Cuban Missile Crisis,The Vietnam War,Grenada,Gulf War I and II,9-11 and whatever War McCain manages to start as President.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  36. MIKE A, CHARLOTTE,NC

    what's younger than mccain? hmmmm. isn't his signature somewhere on the constitution?

    April 18, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  37. Esther Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

    me and you and a cat named shoo

    April 18, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  38. Erik Swansea, MA

    Younger Than John McCain,
    10. The NBA
    09. The jet engine
    08. Dick Cheney (should be behind bars)
    07. Tootsie Pops
    06. Civil rights act
    05. 8-track tapes
    04. The Jeep
    03. Anti-biotics
    02. Color films
    01. Believe it or not Kieth Richards

    April 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  39. Bruce St Paul MN

    Route 66, the current American flag, Hoover Dam, sandwich bags, televison, technicolor movies, automatic transmsissions, radar, India, Israel, plastic, the NBA, football helmets, sattelites, polio vaccine, the four minute mile, twist-off bottle caps, radial tires, transistor radios, Hopalong Cassidy, South Korea, the Sun.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  40. Jordan from Kentucky

    Bethoven's 5th Symphony

    April 18, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  41. April in texas

    Well umm most everything Jack honestly.. Arent you younger than John McCain Jack? Point made....

    Obama 08

    April 18, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  42. Larry, Ohio

    Jack, a multitude of things are younger than McCain,but what is really old is you bashing him!

    April 18, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  43. Buster in Poughkeepsie, NY

    In the beginning God created John McCain.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  44. AndyZ; Fairfax, VA

    The universe, but not by much. The California redwoods. The pyramids although I understand he consulted on the final draft of the plans for the Great Pyramid. I understand he insisted on towers spaced evenly on the Great Wall of China so there would be adequate toilet facilities for each persons journey on the wall. I read that he did the original concept for the Nazca Lines in Peru. And finally, to use a line that was once used on me; he's two years older than dirt.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  45. Anna, SW Missouri

    Just to name a few things-Penicillin, television,, the drive in theater, car radios, the yoyo, scotch tape, the jet engine, ball point pen, nylon, and just about every electric appliane that we use as well as aluminum foil, plastic wrap, paper towels, etc. I would say indoor toilets, but I guess those non-bitter elitists had those back then, just not most Americans.

    April 18, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  46. BJ Smith

    That's a tough one, but for such an enormous job, really the most important in the world, & with all due respect, shouldn't you ask, how old is too old?

    B J Smith in Seminole, FL

    April 18, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  47. Charles Liken, Lansing, MI

    George Bush. It is scary that this old timer has learned nothing and wants to follow in the footsteps of someone who has two left feet.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  48. Ann, Newton, New Jersey

    There are a lot of us "senior" citizens that may resent that question. I am the same age as John Mc Cain. I still have a job. We do volunteer work, participate in marathons, entertain with songs and dance and are, for the most part, mentally alert. One of our Senators, Mr. Frank Lautenberg, is older than Mc Cain, doing a great job for our state and running again. If a person is capable of doing the job, what does age always have to do with it? Look at Bush. Need I say more?

    April 18, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  49. James Kipler

    Hi Jack,

    I think Beethoven is younger than John McCain, I believe he's still "De-Composing.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  50. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    This new math is younger than John McCain. I don't understand it and I wish they would go back to the way we use to do it so I can help my grandson.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  51. Josh

    Jack, there are many things that are a lot younger than John McCain. such as the creation of this country, the end of the Berlin Wall, the Panama Canal, the signing of the Magna Carta: he was one of the spectators. The bottom line is John McCain is too old to be President and its way past time for him to retire in a nursing home somewhere and return to the dirt he was hence he was created from.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  52. Mike in St. Pete Beach, Florida

    Give the guy a break. He was born the same year as Burt Reynolds and Alan Alda who, for whatever reason, don't seem that old. Sorry if I just jinxed you Burt and Alan.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  53. Joshua P. at North Carolina State University

    He's Older than:
    The Wizard of Oz
    Disney
    The People's Republic of China
    Civil Rights Movement
    Studebaker
    ABC
    The Regin of Queen Elizabeth II
    The NFL
    Soviet Union
    MTV
    and the Internet

    wow what a life time.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  54. Rob, Arvada, CO

    I believe the answer would be Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, and Ralph Nader. All of the candidates that have appeared in the presidential campaign!

    April 18, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  55. Tom, Avon, Maine, The Heart of Democracy

    I seldom vote Republican and I certainly won't this time, but I don't think this question is appropriate or in the spirit of Obama's new politics. Senator McCain wasn't so old that he couldn't turn the page along with Obama on the Lee Atwater gutter politics. Just because he is a good sport and can take a cheap shot with the best of them doesn't mean you have to throw one. Let's stick to policies and ignore the balogna.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  56. Sharon in Tahlequan Ok

    The last nail driven into the Ninta, Pinta, and Santa Maria was done so by Mr. McCain. Some of us writing were witness to that deed. It would be easier to answer "What's Older".

    April 18, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  57. JD

    McCain isn't too old to be President. He's just wrong on too many issues.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  58. Karl in CA

    Pampers, Depends (but not June Allison), Tony the Tiger, the Edsel, Alaska and Hawaii and a good bottle of scotch.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  59. Joshua P. at North Carolina State University

    Cont....
    Aids epidemic
    Crack
    Vietnam War
    Water bottles
    Tylenol
    Bob Marley
    Microwave Oven
    Vacuum Cleaners
    Hula Hoop
    The States of Hawaii and Alaska
    Sesame Street

    With all of this experience why is he now waiting to be president that's th better question.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  60. Gail- New York, NY

    Hula hoops
    transistor radios
    8-track tapes
    the Edsel
    love beads
    The Beatles
    World War II
    Korean War
    Vietnam War
    Civil Rights Act
    Space travel

    April 18, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  61. Kevin - Albany, NY

    Ballpoint pens, electron microscopes, jet engines, photocopiers, Israel, aerosol spray cans, microwave ovens, the EPA, industrial wastewater treatment, consumer-grade photovoltaics, AIDS, credit cards, sub-prime lending...

    April 18, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  62. Jenny

    Its is not his old age that soncerns me., its his old ideas. That plus all the good ones are already taken. I thought he might have switched on the light back the too.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  63. Chuck in Eugene Oregon

    Jack,

    What has become the worlds leading form and source of communication and helps drives over half the world economy.
    Computer, the internet, and highspeed data cable. But this has nothing to do with the man himself. Although I may not agree with his politics, he is still younger than the Pope and he runs the worlds largest and strongest religious political machine.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  64. Len of Colfax, Wisconsin

    My list: The super bowl, the jet, the transitor, Jack Benny (he was always 39 and if were still living he still would be 39), accelerated global warming, the electronic digital computer (the first electronic computer – analog- was in the 1920s), penicillin, cell phones, man made satellites, microwave dinners....

    April 18, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  65. Sandra from Texas

    Almost everything we see and use is younger than John McSame. Almost everyone of us is younger and I am old. It is time to close this chapter in American politics, turn the page and move on to something bigger and better for future generations. I hope we can.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  66. Brian from Berea, KY

    Jack Cafferty
    Casablanca, the movie
    Anthony Hopkins
    The U.N.
    Volkswagen Beetle
    Fibreglass
    The NBA
    The nation of Israel
    The CIA
    Intel Corp.
    AK-47
    KFC
    Oxfam
    Jamaica

    April 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  67. Velle In Halifax

    The Internet....corrosion of American Soverienty...ou yeah...PEACE. That's so new it's still on the "drawing board".

    See John, betcha thought I was going to say Budweiser didn't ya!

    April 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  68. DAD in Hollis, NH

    Every single computer on the planet including most of the companies that make them. IBM may find a way to say they are older than John but that's noting to brag about.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  69. Doug Pierson Tohatchi, NM

    Anyone who reads this blog.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  70. Ken

    Smiley Face

    Ken of Seattle

    April 18, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  71. Terry from North Carolina

    Jack
    All the Aircraft Carriers that John McCain flew off of during the Vietnam Conflict are younger than he is.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  72. Tina

    Me!!!!

    April 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  73. Tina

    And YOU!!!

    April 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  74. Les Young Oklahoma

    Jack as McCain said he is older than dirt and dumber than dirt . Poor guy senility has already set in and he is unaware of it. When ask about the economy he said whats that. My wife takes care of all the bills. The only thing going for him is his military service that would be a change from the two dodgers we have had for the last eight years. Jack you probably should not read this we both will be in trouble you with China and me with McCain and the Republicans

    April 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  75. Joel H.

    The Iraq War, but not if McCain gets his way. =(

    April 18, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  76. tom from spokane washington

    great wall of china
    roman colisism
    stonehenge
    orginal sin
    cathlic church
    temple mount
    christmas
    easter
    british throne
    evolution
    boston tea party

    April 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  77. Dave from Veazie, ME

    Well Jack, I'm a graduate student currently working in the field of cosmology, and I know that the universe is about 14 billion years old, which by my calculations is a few billion years younger than John McCain.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  78. Ray,Dunedin,Florida

    His Wife Jack!!

    She's Hot now, I bet she was smokin in youth!!!!!
    Even if you don't agree with his politics, you gotta respect him for marrying her!!

    April 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  79. Charles in Florida

    Jack, the space shuttle fleet is younger than McCain and it's going into retirement soon. Neil Armstrong's footprint on the moon is also younger than McCain and by some accounts the moon too.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  80. Terry, Chandler AZ

    Like Johnny Mac, I'm from Arizona. The Grand Canyon is younger than Senator (or is that senor) McCain.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  81. Michael Houston, TX

    Planet Earth.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  82. Ray,Dunedin,Florida

    His Wife Jack!!

    She's Hot now, I bet she was smokin in her youth!!!!!
    Even if you don't agree with his politics, you gotta respect him for marrying her!!

    April 18, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  83. Taj

    The big questions in this world are, Who created the Universe? Who created God? God created the universe? No, No, McCain created the God & the Universe. That will put him at least 300 Billion years. It also make me wonder Who created McCain?
    CA

    April 18, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  84. Dmurphy

    You Jack!

    Dana
    NY, NY

    April 18, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  85. Chicago Bob from Illinois

    Clinton and Obama, but age
    Alone doesn't make one a sage
    And I'm afraid that with old John
    Parts of his mind are long long gone

    He's older than a Buffalo Nickel
    So we may be in a pickle
    Since he's confused on Iraq
    Without Lieberman at his back

    April 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  86. Mark, Berwyn, PA

    Quite a few things Jack. Some of the more interesting things I came across are: Life and Billboard magazines, the Hoover Dam, the Baseball Hall of Fame, the NFL Draft, the United Auto Workers, the Spanish Civil War, the BBC television service, and the San Fran-Oakland Bay Bridge. Oh yes, and the State of Hawaii.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  87. Brian - Trinidad

    All the intelligence we have seen from the media and the other people running for President,which is why they all look stupid next to McCain.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  88. Deb from PA

    The "good old days" are younger than John McCain.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  89. Mike Nunn

    I find the question rather insulting. I for one am only slightly younger than John Mcain so the theme applies to myself also. I finished Flight School as McCain was starting. Naval pilots are a special breed. We are not constrained by age. I consider myself up to date on most things and I find that McCain is an example of someone who has kept on top of things and is extremely qualified. The fact that I disagree with his politics is a seperate issue and not related to age.

    Hot Springs, Ar.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  90. Karen

    Everything and everyone is younger than McCain.
    He should be enjoying life and traveling at his age. Oh yeah, he is...on the taxpayers. Why would he want the stress of being President at his age. Enjoy life on the taxpayers but stay out of the White House. Thanks!

    April 18, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  91. james hoffman, Prescott, MI

    The dirt in my backyard is younger than John McCain!

    April 18, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  92. Sean, Atlanta, GA

    42 US presidents

    April 18, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  93. Elena

    Jack Cafferty, you're like a hundred million years old. How dare you be ageist to a fellow old person?

    April 18, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  94. Lori in Michigan

    Can John McCain even remember how old he really is?

    April 18, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  95. Ed Phillips

    I am 72 and in good health. I have not experienced the physical abuse that McCain has endured as a POW. Yet Old Men's ailments, like enlarged prostate, declining acuity, short term memory loss and increasing irritability seem to dog me. My question is would shareholders in a Fortune 500 company select a 72 year to be their CEO, for the first time?As for those younger than him, Moses and Abraham come to mind.

    Ed
    Portland, OR

    April 18, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  96. Marcus mt.olive

    MICK JAGGER MAYBE;

    April 18, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  97. Steve-Jacksonville, Florida

    The Iraq war is younger than John McCain but if he has his way, it will catch up to him.

    April 18, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  98. John in San Diego

    Acording to Census BVureay figures, McCain is older that 85 percent of the American population. And some people are saying Obama is out of touch?

    April 18, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  99. tim from Ravenna, OH

    The NFL, microwaves, all-terrain tires, jet-skis, and George Washington.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  100. Drew, FL

    Creation itself?

    April 18, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  101. Kel from Auburn, AL

    Come on, Jack. I'm an Obama supporter and I think we should give the guy's age a break. I know you say "no disrespect intended", but this topic is pretty personal, don't you think?

    Just for reference, I'm younger than McCain, by 52 years.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  102. Ken, St. paul MN

    The Iraq war is not as old as McCain, but he's making plans to change that, so i guess my answer doesn't count.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  103. Tom Huntington,NY

    Hmmm.... How about every single preisdent in our history.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  104. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    Huh?

    April 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  105. Annie, Atlanta

    The next president of the United States.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  106. veronica, Atlanta, GA.

    Well, he is older than the Civil Rights movement. That probably explains why he voted against MLK Jr. Day.

    But he's younger than his home country of Panama.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  107. Steve

    George Bush, the Younger. Look what he's done for us!

    April 18, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  108. lin FL

    Not if he wins, he's ahead in all polls, he's going to be the next president thanks to Obama and his nutty followers.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  109. Alfie --- Palmdale, Cal.

    Funny how all McCain has to battle is the age issue, huh Jack? Our next president may be "older than dirt", but experience counts, and the majority will show this in November, no matter who he runs against.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  110. veronica, Atlanta, GA.

    When he was born the US had only 48 States. Could he deal with the additional 2?
    Became a state in:
    Alaska – Jan. 3, 1959
    Hawaii – Aug. 21, 1959

    April 18, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  111. Phil

    Age is a definite factor! It tells alot about the mind and body. I believe there is definitely chemicals that leave the mind when older that doesn't allow you to be as flexible as before, more stoic, and rigid in ways of llife.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  112. Wayne, Goffstown NH

    Everything!

    April 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  113. tim

    first off dirt and the solar system and jack– the white shirts you wear.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  114. henry glenn

    World War 2, The Edsel, The Big Band Era and not being able to smoke Cuban cigars. In addition much younger than John McCain is a belief that the people of this great country are more powerful than the Corporations that try and control Republican power.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  115. earl illingsworth

    Govenor Charlie Crist of Florida?

    April 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  116. Jerry

    Jack

    John McCain is still trying to figure out how to change the
    radio tubes in his computer.

    Jerry
    Rroselle, Illinois

    April 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  117. mitchell martin ark.

    soon after mccain's birth,the hot air balloon,was used during the civil war,for reconnaisance.the idea was actually brought on by little johnny,when he began to speak,and folks noticed his feet would lower towards the ground.this was a great advantage,as they no longer had to tether the balloons to the ground,to keep them from floating away.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  118. Karen Branson MO

    Let's see. 1937 approximately:
    the Hiddenburg exploded
    GM recognized a United Auto workers union
    Amelia Earhart disappeared

    Average yearly salary $1780
    average cost of a new home $4100
    cost of gallon of gas 10 cents
    cost of loaf of bread 9 cents
    lb of hamburger 12 cents
    average price of new car $760
    toothpaste 35 cents

    First blood bank opened in Chicago
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Hmmmm, I do believe McCain really might be out of touch.
    Of Mice and Men published – John Steinbeck

    April 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  119. Bill, Quarryville, PA

    I just hope it is his vice president if he gets elected. I was planning on taking a tour of the White House when the next president is in office. I hope when I go there it does not reek of Ben gay.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  120. MR. J

    You Jack. It's to bad Mr Bush stole Johns best years. At the rate people age in the whitehouse John missed his chance. If the democratic party is stupid enough to give Mr Obama the nomination John will be our next president.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  121. Jerry

    Invention of the automobile, sliced bread, television, pony express, airplanes and about everything that uses electrical power. This should give the ancient one a clue that he is old and outdated with no idea about what the world is really like in our time of high tech gagets and speed at which we all move.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  122. Ron Russell from SF

    Jack, I’d say he’s older than sliced bread—but that’s one of the few things he’s younger than (by 8 years). I looked it up and found that a more accurate question would be, what’s older than McCain? He is older than Israel, the 1st massed produced automatic transmission, power steering, the first licensed Color TV, the Frisbee, plastic, the vacuum tube, the 1st computer, the study of DNA, Penicillin, Polio vaccine, The Grapes of Wrath, Alaska and Hawaii as states. Other such developments include: Saran Wrap, The Arizona memorial, Stereo, TV Remotes, Telephone Answering Machines and the Atomic Bomb. The last would probably explain why he’s so gung ho to start a Nuclear war. Oral contraceptives came after he was born and due to his advocacy of Abstinence Only, I’m sure his mother didn’t tell him how much women appreciated those. Scotchguard, the snow mobile, liquid paper, and the Hula Hoop were other popular inventions, as was Dick Cheney’s pacemaker. I could go on, but the Situation Room is only a 3-hour show!

    April 18, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  123. Catherine, Tiskilwa IL

    Off the top of my head...dirt and water.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  124. J T - Alaska

    1. Past
    2. Present
    3. Future

    April 18, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  125. Tony,.......Lou, Ky.

    Air.....Dirt......Cock Roaches....Dinosours....Gravity.....Moses.....
    Neanderthals........Fire.......Wind......the Galaxy.....the Universe!!!!

    April 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  126. Ralph, Long Island, NY

    Jack Cafferty, well barely.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  127. Dr. Proctor

    Jack, . . .I wish to live as long as John McCain and his mother(have you
    seen how well she looks at 90?)

    April 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  128. Jeff, Galena, MO

    Charlie Brown (Peanuts)
    8-Track tapes
    The Wham-o Frisbee
    Golf carts
    Space Food Sticks
    The 1939 New York World's Fair
    Every sports dome in existence
    The Gateway Arch in St. Louis
    Gone With the Wind
    The Wizard of Oz

    April 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  129. Ronald

    The Flat Earth Society plus the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  130. Bert, Iowa City, IA

    The three million graves of Vietnamese, including innocent women and children, who died in indiscriminate bombing raids carried out by pilots like Mr. McCain in the Viet Nam War in the name of peace.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  131. john ...................................marlton, NJ

    Do the short list, what's older than John McCain

    April 18, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  132. Carol Martin

    John McCain is older than his mother.

    John McCain washed dishes at the Last Supper.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  133. Ralph at NYC

    Myself, my wife, my daughter, my car, all our clothes, the food we eat, my golf clubs. Our fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, 9/11, recent terrorism throughout the world, our economic woes, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, the President of France and his wife, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Even you look younger, Jack.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  134. George Wilson

    Since I am 71 myself, i will say that i am younger than John McCain, but don't let age fool you. The only reason that the country is becoming dumbed down is the fact that all of your so called old fogies who are so full of knowledge are passing on. Case in Point: George Bush would have never been President if the old fogies, myself included had had their way.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  135. FH, SC

    What's younger? Absolutely everything!
    What's older? Not even Santa Claus

    April 18, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  136. Daniel Miami, Florida

    Things and /or people younger than John McCain:

    Word War II
    The Atom Bomb
    LP records and 45's
    Hilary Clinton
    Pakistan
    Korean War
    Brown vs. Board of Education
    The NBA
    The Tony's Emmy's and Grammy awards
    Gunsmoke
    Non-colonial Independant African countries (so-called)
    Barack Obama
    Vietnan War
    1964 Civil Rights Act
    The Super Bowl
    Men walking on the Moon
    Modern feminist movement
    Roe vs. Wade
    M.A.S.H.
    Watergate
    Christian right movement
    Analog TV's and cable television
    ESPN
    Aids epidemic
    CNN
    ATM's
    IBM, Microsoft and Apple computers
    The Internet
    Reaganomics
    New Coke
    school vouchers
    casual Fridays
    Seinfeld
    Persian Gulf War
    Selena
    O.J. trial
    Latin Grammy's
    budget surpluses
    9/11
    Iraq war
    and Jack Cafferty (I think) ;-)

    April 18, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  137. C.Jones

    Wolf, Lou, Jack..........even ME!.....we're ALL younger than McCain.

    April 18, 2008 at 4:50 pm |
  138. Holly Atlanta, GA

    Jack:

    I love your BLOG. You should publish these blogs into a book. I sure would buy it. I have laughed so hard at this question and the response from the Readers is what makes America so Great.

    We know how to find humor no matter how depressing a situation may seem. I have read every Blog and I'm starting over again on this question because I really have enjoyed it. I'm old to, I'm older than you.(Lord Help Me)

    Keep up the Good Work and Publish your blogs so I can buy one.

    I Am A Taxpayer and I Approve this Message

    Lovely Atlanta, GA Obama 08

    April 18, 2008 at 4:51 pm |
  139. Kim, Dodge City, Kansas

    The future. And it would be nice if he could acknowlege that .

    April 18, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  140. Just me

    a dinsosaur

    April 18, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  141. Meryl from Bklyn NY

    SPRINGTIME is younger then McCain
    Space travel is younger then McCain
    the internet is younger then McCain
    the majority of the electorate is YOUNGER THEN McCain

    April 18, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  142. Ruby Coria, LA. CA.

    Jack, the T.V. sets that are not going to work next year.. thier younger the McCain. I bet he has a lot of good storys.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  143. Dave, NY

    The Bible, the wheel, fire, ...

    April 18, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  144. Sue...Emporium,Pennsylvania

    Whats younger than John McCain? Color TV, skate boards, banana bikes and real live colored baby chicks won in an Easter egg hunt.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  145. Pete, Fla.

    John McCain is older than many of the things he uses to get his message out. They include: color television, wireless microphones, and jumbo-jets. He is also older than some of the things he'll be familiar with if president. These include: the Chevy Suburban, the Cadillac limousine, the Pentagon, the United Nations, and the $100 bill. And of course he's older than ONN (Obama News Network), or as some people call it: CNN, which was founded in 1980.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  146. Rob, Arvada, CO

    I just thought of somebody older than John McCain. Pope Benedict XVI! What a coincidence that the Pope is here in the U.S. to give McCain a little fatherly advice!

    April 18, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  147. Patricia

    Technological advancements in 1938:

    * Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
    * Steam locomotive "Mallard" sets the world speed record for steam by reaching 126 mph.
    * Ball Point Pens are introduced
    * Teflon Introduced
    * Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon".
    * The First Nylon Products Toothbrushes are marketed

    There's a little history of things "younger" than McCain.

    Boise

    April 18, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  148. Lerome Brock

    You are Jack. I think.
    Pickerington, Ohio

    April 18, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  149. Sue...Emporium,Pennsylvania

    REVISED

    Whats younger than John McCain? Color TV, skate boards, banana bikes, polaroid snap shot cameras and real live colored baby chicks won in an Easter egg hunt. I could go on Jack...but a Lady never gives away her age.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  150. Mike S., New Orleans

    What's younger than John McCain? His wife, obviously.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  151. George, Palm Springs

    . . .Sin.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  152. max

    adam and eve

    April 18, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  153. Leland

    Everything.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  154. Donna in Kentucky

    Me . I will be 60 this year .

    April 18, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  155. Jess, Ohio

    The Beatles
    Elvis
    The Rat Pack
    Vietnam War
    Woodstock
    and my favorite....Casablanca

    April 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  156. Mark Oklahoma City, OK

    Things "younger" than John McCain.....let's see, I'm pretty sure I saw something on the Discovery Channel the other night that was younger than John McCain....let's see....now what was it? Oh Yes, it was that baby wooly mammoth!

    April 18, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  157. Cathey Thomas of Austin, TX

    .....The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Life Magazine, Look Magazine, nylon, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny...

    April 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm |
  158. terry mcsweeney

    springtime!

    April 18, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  159. John J

    THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

    John J

    Hackensack, N.J.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm |
  160. brent , texas

    Jack, I believe you are slightly younger than John McCain?

    April 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm |
  161. Earl Ca

    I won't list like everyone else but I will say...I work in the licensing department and check on his drivers license.....He is qualified to drive "Chariot"....go figure

    April 18, 2008 at 5:44 pm |
  162. Elonda - Portland, Oregon

    What's younger than John Mc Cain - why me, smile....

    April 18, 2008 at 5:44 pm |
  163. Roy

    Beenie Baby's They are cute too! But, not worth much in substance.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  164. Vera from Long beach

    Younger then John McCain?
    God

    April 18, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  165. ave walker,n. dartmouth,ma.

    Me and dirt. Enough said gramps.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  166. Lewis from the south

    The universe perhaps?

    April 18, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  167. Mary

    The Cretaceous Rocks around here are younger than Mcain and are more in touch with the American People. In fact these old rocks are more in touch with the American People than all you talking heads.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:52 pm |
  168. Fran

    Jack,

    I'm grabbing my ear. Like Clinton. McCain is older then dirt. I am younger then John. It's not his age as much as its his ability. He is not President material. That is all it is Jack.

    Fran

    Oakridge, Or.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  169. Lynn Hudson

    I'm not sure, but I think antibiotics are younger than him. They were discovered around WWII. Also, air conditioning, hi fi stereos, the states of Alaska and Hawaii and atomic bombs.

    April 18, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  170. Elonda - Portland, Oregon

    Jack,

    Why would you ask this... I have been laughing so hard my jaws hurt!
    My mom is 72 but she's a lot younger than John McCain and that's decisive!

    His warped ideas make him old and if Barak Obama wins the nomination, (please God) it would be Fred Flintstone vs. George Jetson - just a little humor.

    Hang Tough Barak Obama

    April 18, 2008 at 5:55 pm |
  171. patrick

    "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell is younger than McCain and frankly Jack, I don't give damn!

    April 18, 2008 at 5:55 pm |
  172. Elisabeth J from Bloomington, IN

    Ha, there is so much younger than McCain, like democracy, public transportation, most trees, false wars, global warming, and the real leaders Americans have to choose between,

    April 18, 2008 at 5:59 pm |
  173. Nancy, Tennessee

    The 1956 Chevrolet is younger than John McCain. But I bet as a teenager he got to drive one. All the boys liked the 56, lowered in the back and raised in the front going down the road in all its glory. Then again some preferred the big fins of the 57 Chevy.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  174. Marhya

    Barack Obama!!!!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  175. phoebe from Wichita

    The most important – you, Jack!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  176. Pat, Bloomington IN

    The ideal President of the United States.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  177. YorkAli Walters

    The independent country of Jamaica (gained independence in1962)

    April 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  178. Eric San Diego

    Barack Obama is definitely younger than John McCain. That is the most important thing.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  179. Pantsuit Lady

    Only Moses is younger. Oh yeah, and Methusala!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  180. Bill P

    Dirt!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  181. Garth Sheriff

    The War in Iraq. It just doesn't seem that way!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  182. Tone Las vegas, Nevada

    The internet, which has been a staple of this election.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  183. nick from michigan

    Israel
    world problems
    the oil crisis
    middle east terrorism

    April 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  184. Govtflu

    Evolution.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  185. Gerri

    I would say the Apple IPOD is younger than John McCain.

    Gerri
    Brooklyn, NY

    April 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  186. Tyler

    Jack, the Cold War is younger than John McCain. I'm only 15, and even I know that.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  187. Rowell Lofton

    John Mccain is older then me and my mom put together, I am 23.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  188. Independent from Ga

    Me.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  189. Richard Stephenson

    ME! and just about everything I know. He is a venerable man; an honorable man. He should retire and enjoy his largess.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  190. Robert in Rumson

    The Flintstones

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  191. Ken

    Those inexperienced kids: Hillary and Barack.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  192. Mike

    Mickey Mouse and Disneyland

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  193. Alan

    Jack, McCain is older than Peniciliin

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  194. Whitaker Behrens

    Walking upright, common sense, and time itself...

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  195. Jack

    Jack,
    A lot of things are younger than John McCain, for example a lot of key ideas essential to American life... like civilized peace.
    -A Fellow Jack

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  196. anonymous

    The US Air Force

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  197. jamie

    What's younger than John McCain? Did he loan his wooden teeth to George Washington to run for President?

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  198. Sir Crimson

    Earth itself, at least according to many of his supporters.

    (This is a joke on Young Earth Creationism FYI)

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  199. seth

    The internet, hip-hop, that picture of the moon landing, 'organic' food, TID (taxpayer identification numbers), Michael Jackson all younger

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  200. ELLIS PUMMELL

    Glaciers

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  201. Spencer

    We all know that John McCain was the first thing to set foot on this earth, and he will be the end of it all if he is elected President.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  202. Anna, New York

    Why doesn't McCain retire? I'm 76 and am enjoying life and loving every minute of it. Let the younger folk (and the vast majority of US citizens are younger) take the cares and worries of our nation and let the older folks enjoy what's left of their lives. He's missing the boat in more ways than one.
    Obama for president!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  203. Raphael

    Te Internet" Duh`

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  204. Eddie

    Israel

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  205. Travis O

    Not sure about the oldest but wasn't he the fella in the Bible that "Parted the Red Sea?"

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  206. Laura in MD

    A better question would be, "What's older than John McCain?" It would be a much shorter list.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  207. Tom, Oxford, NC

    In the famous words of Ronald Reagan re: age....."I will not exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience"......

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  208. John Miller

    Rocks

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  209. Carrie, Southern Wisconsin

    That's tough, Jack, since MeCain is older than dirt.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  210. N. Williams

    What's younger than John McCain? That's easy...bread!
    Brandon,
    Mississippi

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  211. HexRivera

    The Wheel!!!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  212. Donna

    Dirt?

    Donna
    Woodstock, NY

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  213. greg- lancster,tx

    hmmm, how about the first illegal alien amnesty bill. I guess the good senator just wants to do what Reagen would or rather did.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  214. Sam Taylor Oroville CA.

    the computer mouse that got Me to Your Blog,
    the computer keyboard that typed this message.
    why Heck, Jack even the computer.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  215. Andre

    Come on, Jack. That's easy... FIRE! Next time give me something hard like how to end the Iraq War or finding black holes in space.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  216. Karl Pemberton

    The East Wing of the white house.

    Karl Pemberton.
    A Brit in Germany. Obama support (If only I could vote)

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  217. Stuart Starbuck

    The Harrison Tax Act which made marijuana illegal

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  218. Devin

    The next president of the United States.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  219. George in Arkansas

    Jack's cantankerous attitude...but not by much.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  220. gilbert

    OBAMA BY 36 YEARS!!!!!!!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  221. Edwin Dobies

    Jack Cafferty

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  222. tanner in Dallas

    The Super Bowl is a lot younger than Mccain, the only difference it's gone from just the NFL Championship to an unoffical holiday in a little over 40 years.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  223. Zack, North Carolina

    Jack,
    I think that the real answer we should be asking is "what isnt older than John McCain?".

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  224. Patty-Dallas

    What's younger thab McCain? Lets see........DIRT

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  225. Hope

    Jack,
    I think we agree that John McCain will be a great president for AARP. Possibly a senior underwriter for the Social Security Administrator.

    Houston, Texas

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  226. Javaholic

    The Universe is younger than McBush

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  227. Ray

    Statehood of Alaska (1/3/1959) & Hawaii (8/21/1959) lol!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  228. Robbi

    98% of the population!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  229. alyefe Carbondale, il

    south korea

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  230. Cheri

    Here are a few things younger tha Mccain: Anti-lock brakes ,TVs with remotes, compact discs, video anything!,

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  231. michael

    TV and radio has been around for
    a long time but they both are younger
    than McCain

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  232. Don

    The annexation of Austria by Adolf Hitler; Pearl Harbor; ALL of WWII!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  233. Amy Ryan

    You, Jack! That should say it all, right?

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  234. Dixie

    Microwave oven
    TV dinners
    panty hose
    cd's
    dvd's
    hi fi
    stereo
    most of the world
    internet
    automatic transmission

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  235. Jay Delaware

    Jack I will have to say 90% of the world's population, and television

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  236. Steve Grycel (devoted conservative republican)

    Younger than McCain, perhaps fire, or the US Constitution? I know he never read it.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  237. Bob Marshall

    That list is endless. The question, I think, should be what's older than McCain?

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  238. Ray, Florida

    The Depression, Stay tuned

    April 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  239. Mary

    What's older? perforated toilet paper

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  240. Barbara

    I'm younger than John McCain and older than you, Mr. Cafferty. You're just a kid – I'm 66.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  241. NANCY , Grand Ledge MI

    Jack,
    I would include freeways, heart transplants, baby boomers, and Barack Obama.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  242. Fish god Las Vegas,Nv.

    Salmon seasons that lasted from 5/15 TO 12/ 31 .nO LIMIT TROUT SEASONS. I`m 75 and still younger that McCain.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  243. Bonnie

    Did they include broadcast television? VISA & MasterCard?

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  244. John McNeely of Aurora, CO

    Jack, please add the Social Security Administration.....born the same era as John McCain. FDR was President. The New Deal was big then.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  245. david vela

    The Rolling Stones,Led Zeppelin,The Beatles,AC DC,Black Sabbath,etc. etc.....Rock and Roll itself is younger!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  246. Iman

    The hydrogen bomb, Jack Cafferty, and LSD.

    Chicago, IL

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  247. Robert

    Love your show how about man walking on the moon.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  248. Ann

    my 3 kids and 3 grandchildren's ages all added together (64) !!!
    ann from Maine

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  249. Tom from Minnesota

    The Lincoln Zephyr, the V-8 engine, the V-2 rocket, the jet airplane to name a few

    April 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  250. Keith

    Isn't Vietnam younger than McCain? However, if he becomes President Vietnam might just become non-existant.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  251. Reggie

    I'll tell you what is younger thank McCain. The lessons learned from the Cold War and Vietnam, yet the Bush/ McCain foreign policy seems to want to walk us right back down those same OLD paths. Its time for some real change!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  252. Lee

    He's older than Methuselah

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  253. Alphanette

    Not much!! Certianly no man is older than Mc-Thuselah-ian

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  254. Donna

    My dad (and no, I wouldn't want him as my president, either...Sorry, Dad!)

    Donna
    Woodstock, NY

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  255. Chris (south Florida)

    What is younger than John McCain?

    Most of his registered voters, and definitely his running mate……

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  256. fabrice

    What makes John Mccain old is how many people will love to be his VP because they know for sure that they will be the Next President.
    John mccain is older than WWII and was living during FDR administration.
    Wow he's really old to be a president

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  257. Djools from Amsterdam Holland

    Jack,

    Three things:
    1) the Clinton Dinasty
    2) the Bush Dinasty
    3) his friendship with the GOP.

    Btw: we support you.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  258. Panos Sparis

    Ford's Edsel was younger than McCain

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  259. Raphael

    the moon landing'... flying saucer' ......Buffy the clown'.....and last but not lease ,Rock & Roll"

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  260. Richard

    Dear Jack:

    "Rocks."

    Richard, Flagstaff, AZ

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  261. Malcolm

    That's a simple one... the next president of the United States. By the way, the next POTUS will be younger than Hillary Clinton.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  262. Darryl S , Minnesota

    Jack,

    One Word – Dirt

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  263. Harriet Meaders

    The State of Israel is younger than John McCain

    April 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  264. Olalekan

    If elected to the White House, Mc.cain will be younger than the building but older than all the appliances and modern economy. I hope and pray he will not rock the boat.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  265. Jack

    Everything. The End.
    -Jack in Minnesota

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  266. Allison, Jamaica

    Things that are younger than McCain:
    - the mouse
    - the first registered web domain
    - space exploration
    - Jamaica's independence from Britain!

    But I did think of something older than John McCain....Larry King!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  267. Janice, Illinois

    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  268. agie from SC

    Wolf Blitzer, Blog and of course the iPhone.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  269. Jim Jurnak

    Aren't both the states of Alaska and Hawaii younger than McCain?

    Jim
    Phoenix, AZ

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  270. JoAnn Nelson

    Younger than McCain? The first moon landing, TV, Hokey Pokey, Sputnik to name a few.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  271. Madeline Shaw

    What's younger than...?
    78 RPM records, Magnovox Pong Game, Pesident Toothpaste,
    Radio am, LunchTime little Theatre-Uncle Buckie-Uncle Ned, Mary Heartline-Howdy Dody, J.C. Higgins Bicycles, Marbles,

    This is fun ask another one.

    Madeline
    Forest Park, IL

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  272. Rowland

    McCain is older than the transistor. McCain is older than the discovery of DNA. McCain is older than jet engine. McCain is older than radial tires. McCain is older than air conditioning.

    This dude is old. God bless him. But the next president we have should not be old enough to be impressed that I instinctively know how to use the television remote control.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  273. Kristen Ingram

    Rap music, sugarless gum, the Superbowl, computers and cable TV are younger than John McCain. So is Barack Obama, who gets my vote. And I'm 77.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  274. Alphanette

    Cable tv is younger then Mcthuselah!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  275. Jeff

    Hi Jack,

    Younger than John McCain? How about 92% of the US population. What more needs to be said?

    Keep on keepin' 'em honest Jack.

    Jeff
    Colorado

    April 18, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  276. Bob, Boston, MA

    Studebaker automobiles. The Dusenberg. The jet fighter plane. Nuclear power. The Grand Coulee Dam. The Saint Lawrence Seaway. The States of Alaska and Hawaii.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  277. All American--->

    McCain was old when he got to the Senate, so his age can't count for experience. Besides, being on your back giving up US secrets does not a President make.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  278. joe cast

    Jack ...green bananas and MacCain should not buy them if he likes them ripe

    April 18, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  279. Alex

    I like Senator McCain, but this sounds like fun. Things that are older than Senator McCain:

    Hawaii as a state
    Alaska as a state
    Mount Rushmore as a National Memorial
    The Las Vegas Strip
    The CIA
    Barbie
    Disneyland
    The Superbowl
    Television
    Spam
    and of course the Computer and Microwave ... LOL

    Close call: The Hoover Dam is 1 year older than Senator McCain

    April 18, 2008 at 6:40 pm |
  280. Pamela R. Kelley

    Alaska and Hawaii

    But then, Hillary is older than these states too!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:40 pm |
  281. Ken Mayeux

    They have a saying here in Texas, "You can tell who the pioneers are, they are the ones with the arrows in their backs", this country desperatly needs a black candidate not only to improve race relations and help the disenfranchised, but surely as a priorty, or a female candidate to bring a new perspective to the world of Superpower politics, unfortunately the current dynamic duo do not fill the bill, they have no chance to get elected, both seriously flawed, however they are pioneering the way for other more qualified candidates in the future.

    Ken in Texas

    April 18, 2008 at 6:41 pm |
  282. Rick - Montebello, CA

    Jack, you ask what is younger than "McBush"?
    The answer is: Time

    April 18, 2008 at 6:42 pm |
  283. Paul Yhonquea

    Well, let’s see... I would have to add DC Comics, knowledge of oil in Saudi Arabia, the computer, television, Liquid Paper, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, the waterbed Honda, NASDAQ, jet aircraft, nylon, Scrabble, disposable diaper, nuclear power, the Integrated Circuit, Polio vaccine, Polaroid Camera, and even the process of carbon dating! Carbon Dating! That says something!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:44 pm |
  284. Paul Yhonquea

    ...and don't forget... Jack Cafferty is younger!!

    April 18, 2008 at 6:46 pm |
  285. Kevin

    Jack,
    Mccain is old, so are lot of people. It's old who have more wisdom, less selfishness and more compassion. I think he is alright to be president.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:47 pm |
  286. Linda - Missouri

    TV

    April 18, 2008 at 6:47 pm |
  287. Bonnie

    Nuclear power

    April 18, 2008 at 6:48 pm |
  288. Michael Klein

    The magna carta
    Crude oil
    Coal
    Triceratops
    ? The big bang

    April 18, 2008 at 6:50 pm |
  289. Dan from Michigan

    The transistor, a staple of modern technology, is younger than John McCain.

    April 18, 2008 at 6:50 pm |