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Why are most presidential candidates so old?

by Guest86621  |  7 years, 2 month(s) ago

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Has there never been a 35 year old who successfully ran for President?

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  1. Jasdev Grewal

     The age restriction in the U.S. is 35 years of age. One must have to prove themselves by being educated, usually through law, and have a record in other political arenas to proof to their peers and the citizens they represent that they are able to lead the country. The youngest president in U.S. history is Theodore Roosevelt at 42 years of age and the youngest elected U.S. president is JFK at 43 years of age. For most they have to wait until their 50's to be credible, at least in the eyes of other people, to successfully run for office. 


  2. Kuljit Grewal
    Those who are lucky enough to make it to the pinnacle of U.S. politics usually have to pay their dues for a while either in the realm of politics (city councils, senates and governutorial roles) or be major successes in specific fields (finance, consulting, politics). This type of track record and experience requires time and seasoning. Also, more mature people tend to be level headed, experienced and not carry the same level of ego as their younger counterparts who may not have seen enough of life to rule a country as effectively as possible.
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