At the age of 95, former Democratic president Jimmy Carter doesn’t have a whole lot to do with active politics anymore. However, this week he did give an annual address at the Carter Center in Atlanta, where he spoke of the current presidential race and the upcoming election. And what he said doesn’t bode well for two of the top candidates.

During his speech, he was asked by a member of the audience if he would ever consider running for office the Office again. His answer was an obvious no. He said, “I hope there’s an age limit.”

And he continued by saying, “If I were just 80 years old, if I were 15 years younger, I don’t believe I could undertake the duties I experienced when I was president.”

While the news of Carter not running again is good news, it suggests that two of the nation’s top contenders for the White House may not be able to handle the job or the tasks that it requires.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is currently 76. And at two years older, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is 78. Both, if elected, would turn 80 during their first term.

Already, in light of the many blunders and errors, Biden has made in his campaign, there are questions about the mental abilities of the man. Many blame his age, in particular. When the race first began, he was the top contender for the Democratic nomination, and it seems no one could take it from him.

This partly because he is the least radical of the crowded field and, therefore, appeals to the average American worker a little more. However, in light of some of his mistakes, especially those that have caused controversy, he is beginning to lose some ground.

Average polling data from RealClearPolitics proves this and shows that quite a few of his supporters have turned to Harris and Warren due to his recent ineptness.

As for Sanders, his problem is more that Elizabeth Warren is catching up with him in the polls and has an excellent chance of overtaking him. You will note that as Biden loses voters, those people are not turning to Sanders, but a younger possibility.

And even if we haven’t seen evidence of Sander’s age influencing him, most believe it is only a matter of time. Biden, after all, is younger and already showing signs of incompetence.

According to Carter, “You have to be able to go from one subject to another and concentrate on each one adequately and then put them together in a comprehensive way like I did between Begin and Sadat with the peace agreement.”

It’s hard to imagine Biden being able to do this well at this point. As for Sanders, the question is when will he begin to show the same signs? If it is anytime within the next four years, it could spell disaster for our nation.

However, overall, this is excellent news.

Carter could have possibly just severely hindered both Biden and Sanders’ campaigns, not to say that they weren’t already struggling. Biden was in the best position to beat Trump in 2020 due to his more middle of the road stance on many issues. But now that looks doubtful.

And while his former supporters are beginning to give their vote to more radical candidates, it is unlikely that they will win it either. They may be able to get plenty of extreme leftists votes, but everyday Americans may be harder to win over.

Voters, overall, are still very hesitant to support many of the ideals that the far left is promoting. Single-payer healthcare, a government that controls it all, open borders, and more benefits for illegals are hard pills to swallow for the average American worker. Add that to all the recent bashing of Christianity, white privilege, and independence, all traditional values for the average American, and it will be tough to prove that these ideologues aren’t looking to ruin this country.

Jimmy Carter may not be one of our favorite presidents, but finally, he has made the right call.

64 thoughts on “Jimmy Carter Says There Should be an Age Limit for Candidates

  1. No, President Jimmy Carter, there should be an intelligence test and a love of country. Just because YOU couldn’t cut it [and didn’t] doesn’t mean another can’t. President Trump has been OUTSTANDING. Unless you’re an egg-sucking dog liberal.

  2. Since you Folks seem to be willing to CENSOR My 1st Amendment RIGHTS, I’ll just say Goodbye.

    And if my use of a Christian based term to exit this conversation offends you, well I guess I’m right.

    GOD BE WITH YOU

  3. If they are that old, they should be evaluated for their mental status before running for President. Sometimes the older, the more knowledge. Of course, in the 4-year term they could get dementia. Maybe Jimmy Carter is correct. Isn’t that what happened to Reagan?

  4. Different century different times President Carter. The world is a lot different then what it was back when you lead the country. God Bless you enjoy your life relax smell the flowers enjoy the sunsets and the sunrises.

  5. I agree on age ( I also think we need. Term limits). I was never a Carter Fan, and being a Georgia born and raised I couldn’t bring myself to vote for him, also I am 100% very conservative.

  6. OUR FREEDOM WAS NOT GIVEN TO US WE HAD TO EARN IT–FOR THE DEMOCRATS THAT ARE RUNNING TO WANT TO GIVE THE PEOPLE OF THE USA EVERYTHING FROM FOOD, CLOTHING, EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE IS CRAZY–I AM 69 YRS OLD -STILL WORKING BECAUSE I LOVE WHAT I DO–I HAVE PAID MY TAXES EVERY YEAR AND I HAVE EARNED EVERY THOING I HAVE–HELPED PUT MY GRANDKIDS THUR COLLEGE AND MUCH MORE–I WAS NEVER AN EINSTEIN BUT WORKED HARD AND MADE MORE RIGHT MOVES IN BUSINESS THAN WRONG ONE–IF YOU GIVE ALL THAT THE DEMO’S WANT TO GIVE THEM THEY WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES–LET THEM TAKE PRIDE IN EARNING A LIVING

  7. President Carter is right.There should be an age limit,take Trump for instance with his age and his signs of Alzheimer’s!!He’s not fit to be President.

  8. Biden has experience and besides he has younger people who are in congress so that this will create balance. He may not be very sharp at this point but members are usually younger than he is. He has a good heart and is not very radical and can temper the younger members of congress.

  9. I couldn’t agree more with your assessment. It scares me to hear the extreme views of the left. I grew up in the. Old war era and know too many people who fled their homelands from communism, and socialism. Now look at Venezuela’s condition under Socialism. It was a prosperous country and now the people are starving , have had their guns confiscated and cannot fight back. It’s the same as Cuba who I watched b destroyed . I know many people from these countries who fled to the USA for freedom, a better life and the right to progress. These socialist ideas and ideals are KILLERS.

  10. As much as I disliked Carter, for once he said the right thing. Pelosi is another example of someone who has lost their marbles due to age. Harry Reid already was a mental case before he finally stepped down. But the real problem isn’t so much age as it is term limits. We have people in congress who have never had a real job so they make being a federal politician their job for life. Wouldn’t be quite so bad if they retired at age 65. Look at McCain. A grumpy old 2 faced fart who should’ve stepped down after his failed 2008 run for president. He couldn’t even finish out his last term and he died as a raging lunatic. That’s how he’ll always be remembered.

  11. At 95 you don’t have much time left and nothing much to lose. Probably thought it was time to make the right call. To hell with politics…!!!

  12. Since the dems (nazis) want to be in congress forever and influence our rights with hitler like laws this might be a good idea.

  13. Top age should be 75 while campaigning. And that goes for ALL federal positions including senate and house. Minimum age for ALL should be raised to 40. These younger people haven’t even begun to live and they think they know it all.

  14. Never liked Jimmy Carter however applaud him for his very open opinion on Biden & Sanders. Both are not only too old neither appears to have enough brain matter to run anything higher than a kindergarten & even that is doubtful.

  15. As a long lived person, it is hard to see that America is going down the socialist path. I can not conceive the ideals of the democratic party. This isn’t the America my forefathers meant for us. We are a free people. Should be free to chose our own doctor, to worship as we want and to think that just because you are in the U.S. whether legally or illegally everyone has the same privileges or rights. We don’t owe illegals anything. My ancestors came to these shores legally, learned the English language and didn’t ask for welfare (there was none). All should come the same way. Thank you.

  16. As a long lived person, it is hard to see that America is going down the socialist path. I can not conceive the ideals of the democratic party. This isn’t the America my forefathers meat for us. We are a free people. Should be free to chose our own doctors, to worship as we want and to think that just because your are in the U.S., whether legally or illegally, everyone has the same privileges or rights. We don’t owe illegals anything. My ancestors came to these shores legally, learned the English language and didn’t ask for welfare (there was none). All should came the say way. Thank you.

  17. Carter wants to bring back the 55 mph speed limit, as a sky is falling solution and a progressive leftist concept. He just doesn’t get it. We can have idiot Dumb-o-crats at any age!

  18. And also term limits for congress look at the mess with nadler and his crew with their vendetta against one of the best presidents we have had in sometime!

  19. I agree with president Carter there needs to be an age limit for running for president. I am 66 years old I want a younger president to lead my children and grandchildren in to the future

  20. Jimmy Carter was a terrible President. I will never forget when I was in the USAF while he was President and there was such a shortage of military funding that while stationed at George AFB California I was told to go download a missile off of an F-105 That was on display in front of the headquarters building the reason being that a part was needed and there was no funding to acquire it so it had to come off of a static display aircraft

  21. I feel, as long as a person is in good health, and physically and mentally able, he should be President. Trump’s obviously not mentally able to handle the job.

  22. My opinion of Jimmy Carter on any subject is utter contempt. But being older than the candidates, I can say that we surely begin to lose the sharpness of earlier days. On the other hand, President Trump seems to be running straight and true on his decisions. There are people who are still able and clear-headed at 90+, to run businesses and operations of various kinds. They are not in the majority, however. Biden is obviously not firing on all cylinders and should not be in the running. Only his ego is keeping him going while he misfires enough to give us serious pause. Bernie also seems to be hesitant on some issues, but is not truthful on all his plans to devastate this nation and lead it into poverty and Third World status. Socialism is good only for the rich, like Bernie.

  23. Yimmy Carter is more likely looking at President Trump -hoping Trump will do a ‘solid’ for the DemonRats since they have NO ANSWER for his popularity. NONE. AND Trump keeps his promises – how unseemly of him. Carter should fade away like General McArthur did after President Truman fired his ass.

  24. It’s about time the Democratic party has some one with guts to tell the truth. I am 82 years old and my wife always complains about me saying things and forgetting what I said. Set limit for President elect to no more then 55.

  25. JIMMY CARTER HAS ALL OF HIS FACULTIES UNLIKE BIDEN AND SANDERS. I WOULD VOTE FOR JIMMY BUT NOT AT HIS CURRENT AGE. HOPEFULLY, THE AMERICAN VOTER WILL SEE WHAT THEY WOULD GET IF THEY VOTED FOR BIDEN AND BERNIE. TWO OLD FARTS THAT DON’T HAVE ENOUGH SENSE TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN. AND HOPEFULLY THEY REALIZE THAT BERNIE WILL BANKRUPT THE COUNTRY WITH ALL HIS FREE STUFF FOR EVERYONE INCLUDING THE ILLEGALS.

  26. Agree with former President Carter. Running at his age would be a disaster for him, the presidency and our country. . He is right too, there should be an age limit. Older candidates may not be able to withstand the rigors of the office or if they hade medical problems. .Any US president should be able to think on their feet It was rumored that President Reagan did not have all his marbles while still in office. All candidates should show love for our country, not love for their office .

  27. the dnc has no plan except destroying America / Jimmie Carter is right about the age , I loved teaching safety courses however I stopped at 74 it was time to stop before you start having problems

  28. The top democrat candidates are way to old to run for the highest office of the country. Biden has health problems and Sanders is already showing a hard time speaking in the podium and is also a hunchback. With the stress of being a president, these two might die in the office. Speak about the rest of the candidates, I don’t see anybody who’s qualified to be a president.

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