As McCain gets ready to release his medical records in a very limited fashion today, I've come across a clip back on 08/01/2000. He's being interviewed by Jim Lehrer on News Hour and admits that he'd be too old to run in 2008.
Lehrer: Finally for the record, you have not lost your desire to be President of the United States have you?
McCain: Certainly it's been put in deep cold storage. haha..
Lehrer: You haven't lost it?
McCain: Well, in 2004, I expect to be campaigning for the reelection of President George W. Bush, and by 2008, I think I might be ready to go down to the old soldiers home and await the cavalry charge there.
Nobody can complain if age comes up anymore since the candidate has made it an issue as far back as 2000 all by himself. Americans polled are sure worried about it anyway...