reason contributor and Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi looks at the polling data and finds that 5 percent of voters say they won’t cast a ballot for an African American, 11 percent won’t vote for a woman—and a whopping 42 percent won’t vote for a 72-year-old (regardless of race or gender, I’m guessing that elderly Oscar nominee Ruby Dee shouldn’t be pondering a White House run anytime soon).
yeah, and count me in the latter category — I’m not saying “don’t trust anyone over 30”, but why would you put the country’s future in the hands of someone who only has a few good years left? maybe every President should be between 35 (the Constitutional minimum) and 45 years old — at least they’d have incentive not to screw things up, since they have another 35 to 45 years to live with the consequences…
via Reason: No Country For Grouchy Old Men?
[somewhat unrelated — don’t Canadian politicians seem to be younger than Americans? or am I mistaken?]