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Old Yesterday, 10:39 AM
 
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The Constitution has a minimum age limit. Maybe there should also be a maximum age limit. No test, though. We'd end up with "Cognitive Test Prep" sessions. And scoring debates. That would go downhill real fast.
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 AM
 
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Nope. No test. Let people make up their own minds.
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Being it is NOT a requirement in the Constitution, who cares?
Thatís because our forefathers didnít think people like Trump, Biden, Palin, ,etc would be considered coherent enough to run for office . Times change, why is it okay to have someone in office whose mental health isnít what it once was?
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 AM
 
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Doesn’t Trump have an IQ of 154 or something?
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Old Yesterday, 10:43 AM
 
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Doesnít Trump have an IQ of 154 or something?
He speaks and writes at a 4th grade level. He has a lifetime ROI on his inheritance of almost nil (less than CD's).......

In short, I doubt it. The Art of Con is something that uses an certain intelligence, but not an IQ or cognitive one. It's more about having a straight face when you lie.
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Old Yesterday, 10:46 AM
 
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Cognitive tests are racist ó end of conversation.
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Old Yesterday, 10:46 AM
 
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The Constitution has a minimum age limit. Maybe there should also be a maximum age limit. No test, though. We'd end up with "Cognitive Test Prep" sessions. And scoring debates. That would go downhill real fast.
The age limit is tough because some investors and leader are really smart in their 80's....many others go downhill at 65+.


That's the whole idea of testing. You can establish a mental age.
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Old Yesterday, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Doesn’t Trump have an IQ of 154 or something?
That's been debunked.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/do...ence-quotient/

as has the claim that DT's IQ was measured at 73.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-nyma-iq/

I think what is known that he's never taken a standardized test to measure IQ. He just thinks highly of himself.
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Old Yesterday, 10:49 AM
 
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Cognitive tests for anyone running for political office would be nice.
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Old Yesterday, 11:08 AM
 
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Cognitive tests for anyone running for political office would be nice.
Effective government tends to be about more than IQ. Judgment might count for more. Nixon and Carter were among those with the highest IQs. The results were Watergate and micromanagement. On the other hand, Reagan may well have been in the first stages of dementia but still had the judgment to both keep a strong management team and be guided by them.

Age is statistically associated with various downward factors: dementia is one of them, decreased processing time another. Emotionally, many as they age become more stubborn and less amenable to guidance. That last may be harder to measure and not always correlated with age but it's important.
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