Why can't we get younger Presidents?

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  1. Terry G

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    Joe Biden, who can seem to remember what day it is or where he is, and President Trump doddering down a ramp and taking two hands to drink a glass of water. Neither exactly inspires confidence. We need younger blood.
     
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    Trump 2020.
     
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    We were saddled with youth/younger for 8 miserable yrs., his name was Obama.
     
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    Sure.....if you want a Democrat or a Progressive.

    Remember the last young president we had....

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    Trump is the last president. The Dems are not engaged in politics any more. They are to grab the power regardless who wins in November.
     
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    Go ahead, see how many 35 YOs out there that you would want as president...
     
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    Minneapolis' mayor, Jacob Frey, is 38.

    Just sayin'.

     
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    We could easily...its not about age or really intelligence, experience, gender, values, criminal record, etc.

    Its about electable.

    Think about a person at 35 in 1776. Good chance married with kids, divorce was uncommon back then, probably working since they were 14. Now think about a 35 year old today. Living with mom and dad, that 18th century french art degree which for some crazy reason can't help them land a job.

    As a 50 year old who hangs out with a lot of 30 somethings since my MIL got knocked up at 15 there are very few of them I would even consider as electable.
     
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    The last President you could call young, Kennedy at 43, and he was the youngest ever, seemed to use a lot of his time screwing every woman he could, from news reporters, to secretarial staff to movie stars. In the White House, whether Jackie was there or not, in the pool, in hotels, etc. In the case of other presidents, that trait may be more desirable if it keeps them from messing with the country too much.
     
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    Age and treachery will always overcome youth and exuberance.
     
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    Agreed - I am in my 40s but my friends are all in the 32-38 age range, and as much as I love them and they share my values (for the most part), I wouldn't have a one of them in the White House. Hell, I wouldn't have ME in the White House! But these folks... my best friend and his wife only have one kid and have already given up. Just bought a house and it's trashed. The kid is smart and spoiled, I worry for her future. So yeah, it takes age, experience, and wisdom to be a good president, and two of those three cannot come with anything but time. (Wisdom often comes to those too young for it, but the other two... those are invaluable.)
     
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    As a general matter in choosing executive leaders, broad experience and maturity matter. For the most difficult job in the world, POTUS, experience and maturity matter a whole lot. Older candidates tend to rise to the top in POTUS races.
     
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    At this point in time, for our Country and the Constitution of which it is based on, President Trump is by a magnitude better than any other candidate running or not running.
    That is undebatable. I could give a rat’s ass how the person looks, or how GD politically correct the person is or isn’t. I just want the person to uphold our Country’s Constitution and make the correct decisions for the good future of our Country. I really think Trump has done a dam good job so far, and much, much better than our first failed, half black president, BHO.
     
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    AOC should do the OP.
    And she is a bar stripper.
    :)
     
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    It is an interesting question.

    The rules have not changed since 1789.

    POTUS/VPOTUS - 35
    Senator - 30
    House Rep - 25

    In 1789 when these laws were enacted, the average life expectancy was around 38-44 years old.

    I suspect that is misleading due to many infant deaths reducing the average, but those ages were probably in the upper end of the scale.

    If there was wisdom in choosing those ages then, that says were should get older guys now, not younger ones.

    Younger also probably means more liberal tendencies, right?
     
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    And 10 to 15 years more typical life span...
     
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    Maybe the idea was they would die before they became fixtures in government?
     
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    I'm 37 and bipolar. I would be ruthless if I was in Office. Which is what I think this country needs....someone who just doesn't give a damn about anything but his principles and what is right: love thy country, the Constitution, and the Flag.

    If I were in office, I wouldn't be scared one bit about offending this Extremist crap that is spreading across the nation right now. I'd do everything I could to stop it. Start launching federal investigations against Social Media and protest groups....route out the instigators and hold the extremists accountable for their crimes. I'd tell these coward politicians on both sides to stand the f- up, take off those African scarfs, and stop pandering to these children. Then I'd get a group of Conservative black people in my cabinet and build around them.....show the American youth good examples to lead by, instead of these entitled College dropouts with Gender Studies degrees.
     
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    Like Obama? No thanks. Trump 2020.