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Age limits for elected officials: Buttigieg weighs in
Age limits for elected officials: Buttigieg weighs in | GZERO World

Age limits for elected officials: Buttigieg weighs in

Is the US heading for a gerontocracy?

If former president Donald Trump secures the GOP nomination for president, the 2024 presidential race will have the two oldest candidates in US history.

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s recent absence from the Senate has renewed conversations about whether there should be age limits for elected officials. The average age of Congress is older than it’s ever been; the median senator is 65 years old, a record high.

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Biden vs. Trump redux: what we know so far
Biden vs Trump redux | Quick Take | GZERO Media

Biden vs. Trump redux: what we know so far

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: A couple of obvious points to begin with US elections. One, of course, they take far too long. Two, they cost far too much money. Three, we are so, so tired of both of those facts because they are such a distraction from being able to get policy done for almost 50% of the entire electoral calendar. Having said all of that, this is a particularly unfortunate upcoming election because we have two candidates that very few people are enthusiastic about. It's Biden versus Trump redux. That's not absolutely certain yet, but you would bet on it. And a couple of points that I think are a little less obvious.

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Are US politicians too old?
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Are US politicians too old?

Jon Lieber, head of Eurasia Group's coverage of political and policy developments in Washington, DC, shares his analysis on US politics:

Are America's political leaders too old?

A new poll this week suggests the Democratic voters would be very open to alternatives to President Joe Biden in the 2024 election cycle. Many Democrats, including Biden himself, argue that he offers their best chance to defeat our Republican challengers in two years, particularly if that challenger is former President Donald Trump. But it's very clear through polling leaks and voter interviews, that there is a high degree of concern about one major issue, President Biden's age. Among the 64% of Democratic primary voters in the New York Times poll who said they would prefer a candidate other than Joe Biden, 33%, a plurality, said it was because of his age. Biden is already the oldest president in history, and if he wins another term, he would be 82 on Inauguration Day, and 86 when he finishes his second term.

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