(Photo from Coors' campaign website)
Just because you're a Young Gun doesn't mean you have to be young.David Graham of the Atlantic pored through the list, and found the average age of a Republican "Young Gun" to be ... wait for it ... 52 years old.
Take Joe Coors, one of the 10 candidates just added to the National Republican Congressional Committee's Young Gun list, a group of candidates the NRCC hopes to propel into office. The candidate for Colorado's 7th district has never held elected office before; he is also 70 years old and has eight grandchildren.
For those scoring at home, the average age of the actors from the Young Guns movie franchise (bonus points for those who can name all six actors) is ... 48.3 years of age. And those staples of Gen X youth were first released almost a quarter of a century ago!
Of course, this does explain a few things. For example, it explains why many in the GOP candidate class are so eager to cut Social Security for future generations, but not the present one. Quite clearly, they have a personal stake in the program at this point.
Amazing that the GOP candidate class is also not building their campaigns around putting Murder, She Wrote and JAG back on the air.