Who Gets to be President Part 2

Who Gets to be President Part 2 - Who Gets to be President?...

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Who Gets to be President? The Formal and Informal Qualifications D. Jason Berggren University of Georgia Spring 2008
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Informal Qualifications • None were only children • Age: 24/42 inaugurated in their 50s (8-40s; 10-60s) – youngest nominated: William J. Bryan (D), age 36, George McClellan (D), age 38 – youngest to serve: Theodore Roosevelt (R), age 42 – youngest elected: John Kennedy (D), age 43 – oldest inaugurated/elected: Ronald Reagan (R), age 69 – oldest nominated: Bob Dole (R), age 73
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Age of Democratic Nominees • Comparatively, Democrats nominate younger candidates; 10 years difference 1972 McGovern 50* 1976 Carter 52* 1980 Carter 56 1984 Mondale 56* 1988 Dukakis 55* 1992 B. Clinton 46* 1996 B. Clinton 50 2000 Gore 52* 2004 Kerry 60* Average 1st Nomination Age: 53
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Top-Tier Candidates and Age • Democratic Age Avg. = 53 – Hillary Clinton 60 – Barack Obama 47 – John Edwards 55 • 2008 Democratic Age Avg. = 54
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Age of Republican Nominees • Republicans nominate older candidates 1972 Nixon 55* 1976 Ford 63* 1980 Reagan 69* 1984 Reagan 73 1988 Bush 64* 1992 Bush 68 1996 Dole 73* 2000 GW Bush 54* 2004 GW Bush 58 2008 McCain 72* Average 1st Nomination Age: 63, 64.3
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Top-Tier Candidates and Age • Republican Age Avg. = 63 – John McCain 72 – Mike Huckabee 53 – Mitt Romney 61 – Rudy Giuliani 64 – Fred Thompson 66 • 2008 Republican Age Avg. = 63
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Political Experience • 17/42 Former Governors • Governor-to-Presidency (7) – Hayes 1876 Ohio – Cleveland 1884 New York – McKinley 1896 Ohio – Wilson 1912 New Jersey – F. Roosevelt 1932 New York – Clinton 1992 Arkansas – GW Bush 2000 Texas
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Political Experience • 15/42 Former Senators • Senator-to-Presidency (2) – Harding 1920 Ohio – Kennedy 1960 Massachusetts
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Political Experience • 14/42 Former Vice Presidents
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