Too Old to Be President?


Presidential hopefuls Rep. Eric Swalwell, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders Credit: Next Avenue

Age is just one of the early topics shaping the 2020 Presidential campaign, but it's one drawing attention in the most diverse pool of candidates to seek the office in our history. Can one be too old to serve in this demanding position? The constitution sets a lower age limit but not an upper one. With several candidates in their 70s, Encore Public Voices Fellows Cal Halvorsen and Mick Smyer examine the factors that are relevant and how to assess the impact -- both good and bad -- of age in an Opinion article in Next Avenue. Read more here.

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