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Send it to us and we'll try to answer. There was some insight later from James Madison, writing in The Federalist 62 , about why Senators needed to be older than House members.
The Constitution has a few other limitations and requirements on who can run and how many terms can be served. Share This Story! We could, of course, pass what might be called a DMV Amendment requiring aging candidates to submit to an annual or biannual test to see if they're competent to carry out the duties of the office.
Another provision of the Constitution would block Canadian-born Bieber from becoming president, and since older Americans vote far more reliably than younger ones, there's not much chance yet of a president Swift. Super PACs Explained. Recent Stories on Constitution Daily 15 constitutional amendments proposed in Republican convention platforms Constitution Check: At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, there was little public debate about the age requirements and no discussion about the age requirement for the presidency.
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ET July 29, 2013. Age is obviously no guarantee of good judgment for a politician — see New Yorkers Anthony Weiner 48 and Eliott Spitzer 54.Minimum age for becoming president vice president and governor
During the 1944 election, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was about to be elected for a fourth consecutive term, Republican nominee Thomas E. Kennedy was shot in 1963.
Wouldn't it have been better to bar him from a second term than attempt the difficult task of removing him from office or, worse yet, suffer the consequences of his illness? But there's a movement to let anyone old enough to vote, run for any office, including the presidency.
What's so magical about the age of 35 when it comes to running for president? But such an amendment would be hard to draft and even more difficult to implement and would likely be subject to partisan rankling.
Military and previous public office experience are also common for many presidents.