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Julian_c_1989

Someone in their 40s who has the mental capacity to surround themselves with the right talent and actually has the common people in mind. *edit* It's bittersweet how we are mostly all on the same page, yet we see how unrealistic this is.


graipape

Ok, I didn't want to run, but you've convinced me.


xxMOONLITsky

And I’ll be your running mate


igiveficticiousfacts

I used to install cabinets. I don’t think it’s the same as being a cabinet member but how hard can it be right? Did we just develop an independent party??


Black_sauce

Following the trend of electing older candidates they would have to exhume someone from their grave. They can’t get much older, do they? Edit: exhume


juwyro

We could reelect Carter, he only had one term.


monkee09

Lol. Hang in there Jimmy! We've got one more term for ya!


KidsTheseDaysYknow

He was probably the most decent human being who ever inhabited the White House. Maybe not the strongest president, though.


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scottchiefbaker

I would like someone that actually knows what WiFi is... bonus points if they've ever installed an app.


MrPoopyButthole901

Best I can do is a octogenarian with a deep investment profile.


Ok_Dog_4059

Hell I am just under 50 and feel like my son is living in a completely different world than I grew up in.


allboolshite

He is.


Ok_Dog_4059

This seems like the big problem is by the time someone gets into office they are 2 or 3 generations behind on how the world works.


KingBadford

I'm 35 and *I'm* living in a completely different world than the one I grew up in. I went from paper maps when I made my first road trip at 17 to mapquest in my early 20s to full GPS. I remember the Star Trek and TMNT communicators when I was a kid and how crazy sci-fi they seemed. Now I've got a device 100x as crazy in my pocket. People half my age have at least twice the knowledge of geopolitics and other cultures than I had at their age. They seem wiser in a lot of ways than I am now too. And I'm still young. Relatively. That's what makes it so wild.


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aMutantChicken

imagine if running in an election meant actually running. Having an actual race.


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wrecktus_abdominus

I think I see where you're going with this... decathlon to decide the presidency! I love it. For far too long our presidents' javelin skills have been subpar. And that's being generous.


weallfloatdown

I’m 66 & would like to see someone 45-55 as our next president.


Toby_O_Notoby

Eh, Bush Jr. used to run 7-8 minute miles when he was president.


MadScrambler

I think it’s quite telling of how bad the current political landscape is that most people responding in this thread can only give conditions of things they wouldn’t want to see anymore rather than actual candidates. This is really nothing against the people in this thread though because honestly I can’t think of a truly good candidate I’d want to see running either. It just shows how shitty our options are.


Nice-Violinist-6395

I’m so far down in these comments and literally no one has answered the question yet. Just ten different variations of “no old people”


Bellsar_Ringing

It really is one of my main criteria. I would like to retire someday. These ancient politicians who apparently want to work until they die **do not represent people like me**.


Ketzeph

The problem is that representatives are almost entirely chosen by voting demographics and particularly consistent voting groups. If a group is less consistent in its voting than others, it's really going to hamper that group getting representation within a party. This particularly occurs with candidates playing to the youth vote, as younger votes 18-30 are extremely inconsistent compared to older age groups (particularly 55+). So a politician is not incentivized to play to that group to the same degree. This, in turn, leads to a feedback loop making the youth vote feel unrepresented, and thus less likely to vote. The sad fact of the matter is that the only effective way to resolve this is for youth turnout to increase significantly and reliably. A politician is disincentivized from relying on the youth vote because it's a pure gamble in a zero sum game. As unfair as it may be, the only real way to break the cycle is for the youth vote to show consistent vote counts in multiple elections, even if non-preferred candidates are on the ballot. But that seems like something that's just not going to happen.


Rhodehouse93

Orrin Hatch, who died yesterday, was a senator until 3 years ago. He was also, to put it mildly, an absolute ghoul of a man who did the kind of horrifying harm to society that most supervillains could only dream of. The fact that anyone can do so much to negatively influence and shape a world that they will never live in is bonkers.


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At least he retired at some point. Dianne Feinstein is older than he was when he died, and she’s still holding office! And who votes for these people?!


TimeZarg

Hell, Feinstein was just revealed to be notably suffering from poor memory retention and other age-related issues, but the *goddamn harridan* refuses to retire. She came somewhat close to losing to a Democratic challenger the last election (54 to 45 split, 5 points from losing), a relatively minor player from LA. Imagine if someone with an actual name behind them had challenged her. She needs to be put out to political pasture, and has been needing that since 2012.


MaimedJester

She's older than the Golden gate bridge and represents that district. Invasive in New York City someone older than the Empire State building was in office representing it. I get their job is important and not like they're just handling TPS reports for a company so once they have enough money to retire they should escape the Office Space hellscape. But fucking Christ groom one of your staffers to replace you and cheer them on wining your old seat. These pricks are never satisfied to retire and let go of power. I don't want them to die or anything I just want I dunno Feinstein to find a decent 34 year old woman to replace her and spend time and her political connections making sure she gets elected instead of being the crypt keeper getting herself re elected.


GreenHell

Well it's easy to know what you don't like. On the reverse, if you had to nominate someone, you'd want to nominate someone who's perfect. And it is a lot harder to find someone who satisfies all criteria than it is to find someone who fails at least 1. Edit: it is like filtering items when you're shopping. You start applying filters to your search and whatever remains at the end must be the item(s) you like. If nothing remains, you remove the least important filter and so forth until you get a result. Whether or not that result is acceptable, well that's politics.


Bobthechampion

I'm just reminded of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Anyone capable of becoming president should absolutely not be president.


banksy_h8r

Not to be pedantic, but part of the joy of Douglas Adams' writing is his choice of words and the rhythm of it. The quote is: > To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”


Ok_Ad8609

Thank you for posting the quote as written 😂


Now_Wait-4-Last_Year

President of the Imperial Galactic Government https://hitchhikersguidetoearth.fandom.com/wiki/President\_of\_the\_Imperial\_Galactic\_Government The President is very much a figurehead - he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. An orange sash is what the President of the Galaxy traditionally wears. On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had. He spent two of his ten Presidential years in prison for fraud. Very very few people realize that the President and the Government have virtually no power at all, and of these very few people only six know whence ultimate political power is wielded. Most of the others secretly believe that the ultimate decision-making process is handled by a computer. They couldn't be more wrong.


EpsteinPeninsula

If you are or will pass average life expectancy in your term I don’t want you to run


biciklanto

That would be an interesting limit: maxAge = avg(US life expectancy)-8. Hell, might have the second-order effect that politicians are suddenly interested in the long-term health of Americans.


TinyCuts

I really like this idea.


Paladinforlife

-9 because it would be judged before the beginning of the campaign and the campaign is also long.


Ryltarr

Just round up to -10, or if not it needs to be defined as something unnecessarily complicated like "no individual who would pass the [average/median] life expectancy of an American permanent resident as measured by standards specified in [insert legal reference here] on or before the last possible date of holding this office may be elected to said office."


mcase19

How about we just leave that position vacant? I find that I thrive under a lack of accountability


PM_ME_VALIDATION_PLS

NOBODY 2024. You're used to someone doing nothing for you, now it is time to let nobody do nothing for you.


WartPendragon

BOBODY 2024


jsgrova

America needs to learn how to be single for a while


bigblackcouch

>"How America Got Her Groove Back"


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Summitjunky

Someone in their 40s - 50s that gives a shit about the people and isn’t a political puppet for their party.


dragon_6666

Barack Obama was 47 when he became president.


some_clickhead

Yeah and whether you like his political moves or not, at the very least he didn't seem completely out of touch with the modern world.


Yankiwi17273

And he is still just barely considered to be a boomer! Another fun fact: Presidents Clinton, Bush Jr, and Trump are all born within three months of each other on the same year.


Zebulon_Flex

My uncle Randy. He died in the nineties so it would be amazing to see him again.


[deleted]

I also choose this guys dead uncle.


pushing_past_the_red

There's a dude upthread that's pissed he missed posting this. Again.


werelobster

ME 2024, I promise nothing and will deliver even less.


PreschoolBoole

so status quo


JTuck333

But cheaper


Roggie77

And more honest


collingiles

You have my vote sir WERELOBSTER FOR PRESIDENT


PerfectPercentage69

Zoidberg approves!


IronOhki

"We promise nothing and deliver even less" was the mission statement of the Super Best Friends youtube channel, which was excellent. Therefore, you'll be a good president.


AnthropomorphicPoop

Less than nothing? I'm intrigued!


Immortal_D_Class

cthulhu, because why vote for the lesser of 2 evils when you can vote for the greatest.


FlukeStarbucker1972

His policy of ‘No Lives Matter’ really creates a sense of inclusivity and dread! He’s got my vote! fhtagn!


DwayneFrogsky

Once we are all eldritch fish creatures we shall truly be equal.


cristianoskhaleesi

Should have put a serious tag on this one!


mean_is_spicy

No celebrities please!


OPsDaddy

The response after this in my feed is Weird Al.


Wildcat_twister12

So you don’t want to live in an Amish Paradise?


benitolss

No churning butter once or twice?


IneaBlake

Also no tech billionaires, I BEG you.


Fizzy_Prince

Senator Palpatine seems like a good, honest and well intentioned man who loves our country


Steff_164

He does love Democracy


thechilipepper0

He is the senate, after all


Anomalius

Not yet


Razeshi

It's treason then.


Casteway

He took a stand against Leia's terrorist organization!


JTuck333

Let’s just temporarily make him president until the war is over. Then he’ll have to give up his emergency powers.


zantamaduno

But he's got UNLIMITED POWAHH


hnelsontracey

Somehow he returned


Successful-Cause-135

GOOoOOOD


ArcherChase

I appreciate a leader who knows his history. Heard him talking about this "Tragedy" once and he seemed to really take it's message to heart.


Kitchen_accessories

He's not Valorum, and that's enough for me!


loki1337

I move for a vote of no confidence in chancellor valorum!


Limedrop_

He IS the senate


sbenzanzenwan

literally any responsible, lucid adult with a conscience and a will to act on it


Wet_Sasquatch_Smell

Best I can do is the complete opposite of that.


Logical_Strike_1520

This guy politics


RagingAnemone

I think nobody should be able to officially run for President till August 2024. No campaign ads till then. Campaign season should be 3 months long, not 2 years.


someonesgoat

Australian here. Our PM election is happening now. It gets called 6 weeks before the election day. Has been a long 2 weeks already.


I_r_hooman

I groaned when I found out it was going to be 6 weeks. 4 weeks too many in my mind.


someonesgoat

I also feel that Australian campaigns are becoming more like the American ones, with the slander, lies and bullying. Makes me sad.


imperio_in_imperium

American politics and Australians politics are interesting because American campaigns are awful and aggressive, but everyone nominally abides by the rules on the floor of the House and Senate. Australian campaigns are considerably more civil, but y'all also have things like Pauline Hanson wearing a burqa on the floor and members occasionally calling each other dickheads on the record.


someonesgoat

It is annoying the jeering and heckling. So immature, disrespectful and unnecessary. I think the Aussies got it from the Pomms. It happens there too.


StockholmSyndrome85

Common thread between the three is Murdoch media. Parallels in the political landscape between the three is eery, Morrison is basically a less bombastic Trump, Johnson with a smirk. There's more substance in a vacuum than in Morrison.


sparcasm

They also need to pass a much more difficult cognitive exam.


OTTER887

man, camera, woman, child, banana


Thisismyfinalstand

Is this a pricing game? $20, $15, $16.60, $30, $10?


Sabiann_Tama

It's a woman, Michael. How much can it cost, $16.60?


DEEP_HURTING

You've never actually been to a slave auction, have you Mom?


afc1886

Narrator *she had been*


jackgap

It’s impossible *not* to read that in Ron Howard’s voice


PretendLock

I doubled back to your comment just to check for the arrested development reference. Very good


vacantly-visible

person, woman, man, camera, TV


ThisIsDadLife

An honest, intelligent person between the ages of 40-55


Red__M_M

With such a glowing endorsement, I think I’ll throw my hat into the ring.


TracyMorganFreeman

Those kinds of people don't go into politics


CautiousDavid

And when they do they lose.


rlyrlycooldude

A golden retriever


marky_sparky

Air Bud: Commander in Chief.


dadrawk

There's no rule that says a dog can't run for president.


Throwjob42

If you assume Air Bud is 35 in dog years.


Inanimate_CARB0N_Rod

His canonical age is noted in the lore of the Air Bud cinematic universe. There were a few films that were loosely implied to be part of alternate timelines and realities, but I expect they'll tie it all back together in the 15th film.


Throwjob42

Holy sh*t, I thought you were kidding when you said there were 15 of these cinematic masterpieces! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Bud_(series)


The_Gamecock

Mr. Peanutbutter?


__so_it__goes__

Doggy doggy what now?


thesephantomhands

Preferably one that can beat Woodchuck Couldchuck Berkowitz. Who's that dog?


that_boyaintright

Ain't no rule that says a dog can't be president.


TiredHiddenRainbow

35 is old for a dog. However, it is young for a tortoise! Tortoise for President,2024


Ugly_Stick1898

Preferably someone younger and educated


Roonwogsamduff

add in some morals and critical thinking


FireVanGorder

Woah woah woah let’s not get crazy


OneDankSock

My neighbor, Gregory. He's not a good guy or anything I just really want him to move.


Just_Lurking94

I met a Gregory once in Wisconsin, he was my brother in laws neighbor and a very nice man. HELLO GREGORY


Gregory11222

Hey.


sevenaccts7777

Hello future president


Gregory11222

Hello thank you for the support.


VonRansak

"Speech!"


Gregory11222

Mr Tarantino is currently writing me one


jedininjashark

I would like to propose [my dog](https://imgur.com/a/P8gsZcM) as your Vice President. His name is Gambit.


Gregory11222

Are his shots up to date? Otherwise I do not see any issue with this proposal. 🇺🇸


thekronicle

True story: my neighbor walked up to me, about a week ago, to introduce himself. Says he's running for president in 2024 and would love my vote...he's like 50ish black man, real nice fellow. we live in butt fuck no where in NC. But ay, if I see his name there, I'll give him a vote.


ThatGirlWithAGarden

I live in butt fuck no where NC too, I'd love to vote for your random neighbor


hypnosiscounselor

Random Neighbor 2024.


ihateshlatt_

Did reddit just start a campaign for greg 2024


Gregory11222

No matter where you live , I will be there 🇺🇸


Bekiala

And then gone right? Gotta keep those Campaign Promises.


Sentient_Cheese24

I’m not American or old enough to vote, but if I could, I’d vote for your neighbour.


myalt08831

Greg's got the underaged non-U.S. demographic locked down!


glgallow

Greg’s got my vote.


MrPoopyButthole901

Sweeping the nation with his brave and controversial message, Greg promises one thing and one thing only. He receives your vote and fucking leaves. Incredible success in the rarely captured demographics of doctor's offices, sports bars, and walmart checkout lines.


Gregory11222

My slogan is “In and out”


Gregory11222

Thank you.🇺🇸


SmellMyPPKK

Looks like you'll be having a new job soon. Congratulations sir!


Gregory11222

Is dental included ?


Yellow_Similar

No, but oral evidently is.


reduxde

He need a Vice President? I got a Gregory next door too…


CaptainApathy419

That would be a critical mass of Gregs. The concentration of Gregs in power must be kept at the right level or we face armageddon.


reduxde

*armagreggon


Cigarandadrink

Go Greg!


Rapunzel1234

This is Gregory, I approve this message


SnoopySuited

This Greg (only Gregory when being yelled at) also approves.


RuoEpky

I also choose this guy's bad neighbor.


Pokabrows

My high school class president. He's just a really good guy and there's been jokes about how we'd all vote him into office if he ever runs. Hence why he was made class president.


antoniodiavolo

On this note, Patrick. Around "election season" during my junior year of high school, posters started appearing around the school that said "Patrick for President". Normally, no one cared about the elections and basically only voted for people they knew. However, this time was different. **Everyone** was talking about Patrick's campaign in the weeks leading up to the election. His only campaign promise was "Daily fire drills until fire has been eradicated". Here's the thing, Patrick didn't go to our school. Not only that, he lived on the other side of the country. He had some friends at our school that were running his campaign for him and it picked up because people thought it was funny. The student government refused to admit it, but it was kind of an open secret that Patrick got the most votes through write-in. Almost everyone I asked said they wrote in "Patrick". I also knew a few people in student government and most denied that he won because they didn't want student government to seem like more of a joke than it was but one of them actually admitted that Patrick had the most votes by far but they were told to not say anything.


DaRandomBro

Did... did you go to Oak Ridge High School?


antoniodiavolo

Neil?


DaRandomBro

Holy shit wait Anthony?


StinkyBalloon

I never thought I'd see this happen on Reddit but here we are


DaRandomBro

Never thought I'd be a part of it


AdamBlackfyre

Username relevant!


GreenAction2490

Donkey!


catsgonewiild

I love this so much. I wonder how Patrick felt about his cross country stardom and foiled presidency.


antoniodiavolo

He continued the "campaign" for a bit afterward and he actually posted something like last year but other than that the meme kinda fizzled out


ProgrammerDiligent34

>His only campaign promise was "Daily fire drills until fire has been eradicated". LOL


TheBeerBarron

Someone who is capable of physically running


hey_sjay

Remember that Presidential physical fitness test we had back in middle school? Give that to the presidential candidates.


sparetosser2018

Franklin D Roosevelt would like a word


PretendThisIsMyName

He can’t physically run or even have a word anymore. So he’s surely eliminated. *checks current politicians* okay maybe not surely eliminated.


ronintalken

Anyone touting single transferable vote / ranked voting. I'm sick of a strictly two-party system.


binglebongled

How does single transferable voting work? I’m all for ranked choice voting


sinsaint

You vote for a primary and a secondary. If your primary choice drops out, your secondary gets your vote. You can technically have an indefinite number of priorities in this manner. This allows you to safely vote for your favorite choice without losing any of the value of your vote as it gets pushed to the most successful candidate on your list. That way, how "obvious" a candidate is going to win doesn't have to influence how you vote, and you can still vote for them as a reserve choice. It is often considered one of the fairest voting systems in the world.


NelTia

Is there any country/state that uses this system? It sounds really interesting, but does it actually pan out in practice? Edit: I've learned a lot about this voting system from y'all's replies, thank you! U/Geminii27 replied a link with [a list of places.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote#List_of_places_using_STV) that use this style of voting. But the fact Australia and Ireland and a couple States in the U.S. use this system already were the main replies. And the conclusion I'm getting is that it indeed "pans out" and it really needs to be implemented at the federal level here in the States!


arcticathlete

Alaska! Our first ranked choice election is coming up!


NelTia

Sweet! Hopefully it's successful, and it can spread to the federal level!


angledge

Also, Maine, New York City, & a few municipalities in Colorado.


ShadowFlux85

Im Australian and we use a similar system where you number all the candidates and if your 1 has the least votes they look at everyone who boted for 1s 2 and they keep doing that until they have a majority candidate


sinsaint

Yup, in Ireland: https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/tag/irish-general-election/ Some articles from that page include titles such as: - "In Ireland, it actually feels like my vote makes a difference" - "With STV in Ireland, politicians cannot afford to ignore people" - "If people want change in Ireland, they can get it at the ballot box"


NelTia

That's fascinating! Thank you so much for sharing the link. It's sounding better and better.


Virtual-Stranger

My university used it for student leadership elections, and I think they even successfully ported it to the city council elections too? Its one of those rare things that is all upside with no real downside, and it isn't really all that difficult to implement either.


Dylsnick

sadly there IS a downside...for those in power, desperately clinging to it, who have the power to actually implement it. Bit of a catch 22.


zencontentdude

Strange Women Lying in Ponds Distributing Swords 2024


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Anyone not owned by corporations


player89283517

You wouldn’t vote for them because they don’t have enough ads for you to notice them


TheDonutPug

bad news, there's a reason they never win.


joethahobo

Very depressing


Soupseason

With how much power and influence they have over influencing campaigns I imagine this would be the biggest hurdle to overcome.


kingjuicepouch

Somebody who isn't accepting money from billionaires and corporate interests


3--1415926535

These people usually have to bow out of the primaries after like 2 weeks because they ran out of money for advertising.


seekingdangdo

Or they’re lied about, smeared, shut out, ignored by the legacy media, etc.


Yungpharao_oh

After reading through this thread, my only conclusion is that America is in trouble.


ToyDingo

Katie Porter seems to know her shit. And she's under 120 years old. I'll take that.


RosePricksFan

Is she the one with the white board?


PM_ME_UR_NECKBEARD

Porter/Whiteboard 2024!!!


I_SAY_FUCK_A_LOT__

Yup: https://porter.house.gov/


didijxk

That URL sounds like the government is selling steaks. No, not Trump steaks.


Gravity_Beetle

Finally, someone brave enough to actually give a (serious) name. And it's a good one.


Brabantine

Jeez, "*someone honest and under 70*" repeated 2400 times + 1 "*my neighbor Greg*"


allisonstfu

So we are all going with Greg right?


tootsonboots

Seriously. This thread is just a list of traits and platitudes. "Somebody who believes in America and who is honest."


karmander

She's not a bad pick for the Dems, as far as finding compromise is concerned. She doesn't have the polarizing reputation that figures like AOC do—partially because she's a white woman—which she can also use to her benefit. She also seems active toward pushing back against corporate greed in arenas like Big Pharma. I'm a leftist who will not be voting for Biden, but I would consider Porter. It's a shame though because the DNC will be hellbent on getting Biden a second term, even if it means failing to read the room.


I_SAY_FUCK_A_LOT__

Oh! She's the whiteboard lady! https://porter.house.gov/ I'd vote for her in a second!