(PresidentialWire.com)- Elon Musk, the CEO and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, made an interesting suggestion recently.
In a tweet, the 50-year-old billionaire – who is one of the top two richest men on earth – suggested that nobody over the age of 70 should be allowed to run for political office.
“Let’s set an age limit after which you can’t run for political office, perhaps a number just below 70…” he tweeted.
Let’s set an age limit after which you can’t run for political office, perhaps a number just below 70 …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2021
It’s not a terrible idea, given how poorly President Joe Biden is performing. At age 79, Biden is the oldest man to ever become president of the United States, and should he run for office again, he’ll leave the White House in his mid-80s.
However, with the prospect of another run for the Trump campaign, it’s unlikely that the idea will catch on – at least until there’s been another Trump presidency and the Republicans are ready to elect someone younger.
Let’s face it. Not everybody over the age of 70 is as bad as Joe Biden. He’s an exceptional case of….well, somebody being an exceptionally bad president.
Should Trump run again in 2024, he will be 78 years old on the day of the election.
It’s not just Biden that would be affected by this hypothetical rule, though. Far-left California Senator Dianne Feinstein, at age 88, would be forced to step down from Congress and Republican Chuck Grassley, who is the same age though slightly younger and definitely more cognitively “with it,” would also be made to step down.
It’s not the worst idea ever, is it?