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In January, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell passed a career milestone: He became the longest-serving leader of a political party in the Senate. Since then, McConnell’s health has suffered a series of setbacks. These include a fall and subsequent concussion in March, and a recent medical incident at a press conference in which he suddenly froze and stood motionless in silence for more than thirty seconds while taking a question. McConnell, 81, isn’t the only politician showing his age: The two leading presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Donald Trump, are the two oldest presidents in history.Susan B. Glasser, a staff writer and co-host of the Political Stage Washington Roundtable, recently wrote an article for The Political Stage new yorker On what she calls “America’s fragile reign of old age.” She joins Tyler Foggatt to discuss how baby boomers continue to dominate our political system, and what that might mean for the 2024 presidential election.