101-Year-Old Florida Man Running for Congress


Joe Newman, who was 16 during the Great Depression, has begun campaigning, with verve, for Republican incumbent Vern Buchanan’s seat in the House of Representatives. “Why is it so shocking that a man of 101 years of age believes now is the time to run for Congress?” he asks on his campaign blog, leading us to wonder where the birth certificate is. “If people are saying, ‘Who is this fool at 101 and running?’ Call me a fool,” the spry Sarasota man told the local news. “I’m sorry, but I’ve got to get out and convince John and convince Jim: ‘Hey, think!’” Someone should remind him women can vote now, too.