McConnell: Dems’ 2016 field looks like ‘a rerun of the ‘Golden Girls”

March 15, 2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday said the field of potential Democratic candidates for the 2016 presidential race looks like "a rerun of the 'Golden Girls.'"

“Don’t tell me Democrats are the party of the future when their presidential ticket for 2016 is shaping up to look like a rerun of the 'Golden Girls,'" McConnell said during his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington.

He noted that the GOP has young rising stars such as Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rand Paul (Ky.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.).

"And the other guys, they got Hillary and Joe Biden," McConnell said.

The 1980's sitcom featured a cast of older women who were divorced or widowed.

Clinton, notably, is thought to be a potential presidential candidate despite that fact that she would be in her late 60s in 2016. Biden, meanwhile, would be 73 on Election Day 2016.

McConnell also appeared with a stack of paper taller than he is -- a symbol of how complex and regulation-filled President Obama's health-care law is.

The GOP leader also took time out to attack a Democratic super PAC for racially insensitive tweets about his wife, former labor secretary Elaine Chao. McConnell said that Chao, a Taiwan-born immigrant, traveled to the United States "in the hull of a ship" and didn't speak any English. He suggested she is a near-perfect example of the conservative and American ideal.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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