FRANK LAUTENBERG: COMPETENCY AND INTEGRITY, NOT AGE WILL DETERMINE HIS FUTURE

By: Michael Shapiro

In recent weeks, a good deal of mainstream media ink has been spilled discussing Senator Lautenberg’s age and whether it makes him vulnerable to defeat in November 2008. During the same time, polling reveals that New Jersey residents are concerned about his age, but not enough to toss him out of office. Conventional wisdom remains that he will run unopposed in the Democratic Party and win in the general election in 2008. The Senator’s age is not the issue; it is his competence and his integrity. Under either test, he currently passes with flying colors making his age immaterial.

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