Ageism: When or will age be rised in the US 2012 presidential election?

January 9, 2012


Ageism: When or will age be rised in the US 2012 presidential election?
By Dilemma X
The inauguration of the President of the United States takes place during the commencement of a new term of a President of the United States.
George W. Bush, who served 2 terms as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009 will be age 67 at the time of the next inauguration….and will be younger then Gingrich and Ron Paul.
Bill Clinton, who served 2 terms as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 will be age 67 at the time of the next inauguration….and will be younger then Gingrich and Ron Paul.
Mitt Romney is only one year younger than Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Clinton was age 46 when he was inaugurated and Bush was 54 years of age.
Many Americans feel in the 2nd decade of the 2000s (the 2000-teens) the U.S. President’s age is important. It wont be the first time age has been a talked about factor in a presidential election cycle. Most Americans presidents are inaugurated under age 57 and many in their late 40s to very early 50s. Many Americans feel that presidential candidates’ views on American society, their views on world issues and their views on what the future might be are greatly impacted by the time they were raised to adulthood.
Some Americans feel age of a president at their first inauguration should coincide with the more current time, this time being one born post 1960.
President Barack Obama was born in 1961 and was age 47 when he was inaugurated. He will be only 52 years old at his 2nd inauguration, should he win re-election.
Ron Paul
Born August 20, 1935 77 at inauguration
Newt Gingrich
Born June 17, 1943 69 at inauguration and in June 2013 he will be 70 years old
Mitt Romney
Born March 12, 1947 65 at inauguration and in March 2013 he will be 66 years old
Rick Perry
Born March 4, 1950 62 at inauguration
Rick Santorum
Born May 10, 1958 54 at inauguration
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Born March 26, 1960 52 at inauguration
Age at inauguration
# President Age
Presidents under age 57
Other Presidents under the ages of Gingrich and Romney
1   George Washington 57 years
2   John Adams 61 years
3   Thomas Jefferson 57 years
4   James Madison 57 years
5   James Monroe 58 years
6   John Quincy Adams 57 years
7   Andrew Jackson 61 years
8   Martin Van Buren 54 years
9   William Henry Harrison 68 years
10 John Tyler 51 years
11 James K. Polk 49 years
12 Zachary Taylor 64 years
13 Millard Fillmore 50 years
14 Franklin Pierce 48 years
15 James Buchanan 65 years
16 Abraham Lincoln 52 years
17 Andrew Johnson 56 years
18 Ulysses S. Grant 46 years
19 Rutherford B. Hayes 54 years
20 James A. Garfield 49 years
21 Chester A. Arthur 51 years
22 Grover Cleveland 47 years
23 Benjamin Harrison 55 years
24 Grover Cleveland 55 years
25 William McKinley 54 years
26 Theodore Roosevelt 42 years
27 William Howard Taft 51 years
28 Woodrow Wilson 56 years
29 Warren G. Harding 55 years
30 Calvin Coolidge 51 years
31 Herbert Hoover 54 years
32 Franklin D. Roosevelt 51 years
33 Harry S. Truman 60 years
34 Dwight D. Eisenhower 62 years
35 John F. Kennedy 43 years
36 Lyndon B. Johnson 55 years
37 Richard Nixon 56 years
38 Gerald Ford 61 years
39 Jimmy Carter 52 years
40 Ronald Reagan 69 years
41 George H. W. Bush 64 years
42 Bill Clinton 46 years
43 George W. Bush 54 years
44 Barack Obama 47 years
Reagan-Mondale Debate 1984 
(Mondale was 56 Reagan was 73)



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