— You already are the oldest President in history. And some of your staff say you were tired after your most recent encounter with Mr. Mondale… <...> Is there any doubt in your mind that you would be able to function in such circumstances?
— I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”