How do you feel about a nation wide effort/grass roots campaign to advocate for not voting for any politicians who are or would be older than the age of 67(retirement age for social security)?

How do you feel about a nation wide effort/grass roots campaign to advocate for not voting for any politicians who are or would be older than the age of 67(retirement age for social security)?

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  1. There isn’t some magical number when someone becomes “too old to govern”. It depends on the individual. So I would be against it. There are just far more important things that matter in a politician.

  2. I agree that modern politicians are too old. But by setting a cap like that it will be the only topic of discussion for every election going forward. Any candidate 60 or older will be judged as being too old to be in office at some point during a potential second term, which will cost them votes for the first.

  3. I’m down with this. No disrespect to older people. Many of them are very wise and capable, but unfortunately they usually aren’t the ones running for office. Additionally, a major identifiable component in the downfall of any given civilization was the transition to a gerontocracy.

  4. Because everyone in Congress that’s under 67 right now is doing well? Seriously?? I don’t think the ones onder 40 are even doing anything. Age limit. Haha. Ok.

  5. Good idea in theory. Terrible idea in practice. You want to know why the last two Presidents sucked? They didn’t have the connections to be effective Presidents. If there’s one thing you learn in your later life it’s that yes it IS in fact the people you know and that isn’t a terrible thing. I’m 36, if my boss came up to me right now and asked if I knew someone who wanted a job or if so and so is a possible good hire I’d tell him straight up what I thought. Why? Because of the connections I’ve made over the years. Someone in their 60’s knows everyone who is everyone in politics. They’ve seen the winners and losers in the game. That experience and the connections that come with it are priceless.

  6. No… Policies matter, not so much the individual. Somewhat for sure, but even if we were only focused on the individual, 67 is still ‘young enough’ to be president

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