[freewriting exercise for English class]
How does age affect the presidency? I believe that age is as good a general method as any for judging maturity. By age 35 most people are reasonably mature, if not intelligent. As for a maximum age, I think people vary a lot more and retirement could be determined better by some sort of test. Some people can stay mentally active and alert until they die and some become senile at age 12. I don't think anyone who is completely incompetent could remain in office long enough to do irreparable damage, so it would be better not to eliminate good people merely because of their age.