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Obama’s Birthday Highlights Age Question in Presidential Politics

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1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson (D) vs. Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona (R)
1968: Former Vice President Richard Nixon of California (R) vs. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey (D) vs. former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace (American Independent Party)
1972: President Richard Nixon (R) vs. South Dakota Sen. George McGovern (D)
1974: Gerald R. Ford (R) (appointed)
1976: Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter (D) vs. President Gerald R. Ford (R)
1980: Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan (R) vs. Carter (D)
– 1984: Reagan (R) vs. former Vice President Walter F. Mondale
1988: Vice President George Bush (R) vs. Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis (D)
1992: Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton (D) vs. President George Bush (R) vs. Ross Perot (Independent)
1996: President Bill Clinton (D) vs. former Sen. Bob Dole (R) vs. Ross Perot (Reform)
2000: Texas Gov. George W. Bush (R) vs. Vice President Al Gore (D)
2004: President George W. Bush (R) vs. Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry (D)

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