You’re Going to Miss Mitch McConnell When He’s Gone

Posted on AllSides March 13th, 2023
From The Center
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Last week, the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, was hospitalized after he tripped and sustained a concussion. That was alarming to me—but not as alarming as the realization that McConnell is older than both Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

No, this isn’t another column lamenting America’s gerontocracy. Indeed, McConnell has the energy and acuity of a 55-year-old man—which is why this latest spill shook me. It is my contention that although McConnell is far from perfect, losing him now would be devastating for the Republican Party and...

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