05/15/2014 12:32 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Too Old to Run? Hillary Has the Gratitude Advantage

The gratitude experts have found that there's a correlation between aging and gratitude, and that for every 10 years of aging, gratitude increases by 5 percent.

I don't know about you, but I want the leader of the free world to have high numbers when it comes to gratitude. Gratitude leads to wisdom, and diplomacy is at its best when it's built on wisdom, when leadership is infused with the graying of perspective.

I, for one, am not at all concerned about the fact that Hillary Rodham Clinton will be 69 in 2016. Sixty-nine is the new 49 -- in spirit anyway -- with people living longer in good health.

So for those who take issue with Hillary's age, they might want to re-think their line of reasoning. No question about it. Hillary's age is what gives her the edge.

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