Last week I met with Senator Bill Nelson of Florida. He is the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee. We met to discuss issues and ideas for the next Congress. Before we began we started talking fitness. Senator Nelson is a former astronaut and still at 74 in great shape. He is tremendously strong and vital. He asked me how many push ups I could do and before I knew it, we were on the ground pumping them out. I would now probably write about how he whooped me, left me huffing and puffing as he eased right into the meeting not breathing hard at all. But to write something like that would be embarrassing and quite humbling so I won't (but he did).
Sen. Bill Nelson, 74 and gearing up for a 2018 re-election bid, is still the push-up king. Sen. Cory Booker explained today how the Florida Democrat left him "huffing and puffing."