Americans on Reddit, Would you want an age limit (70) and a cognitive test to be passed for a presidential candidate? Why? Why not?

Americans on Reddit, Would you want an age limit (70) and a cognitive test to be passed for a presidential candidate? Why? Why not?

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  1. Yes, but even 70 seems too old, I’d set the limit at the social security full retirement age (currently 67), so the oldest the candidate will be when they leave office is 71. And not just for president, for all federal elected officials.

  2. An age limit would be discriminatory and foolish. There’s plenty of people who maintain perfect cognitive health well into their 70s and 80s and older.

    I see no issue with having a cognitive test being part of the yearly physical (matter of fact I think it already is) and the results being related to the voters by medical and mental health experts. But that should be part of it no matter the age of the POTUS of we’re going that route

  3. Probably won’t be popular, but I don’t think any legislator should be managing benefits they qualify for.

    Yes, that caps the legislature at 65, when they qualify for Social Security. No playing in the paints, kids.

    It would also make heavily encumbered candidates look like fat pork rolls.

  4. Okay, was going to comment but I’m steering clear of this one. No, better yet, I’m gunning the engine and hauling ass in the other direction! LOL

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