I think that these ‘old’ heads are able to stay in office for so long for a couple main reasons:
1. The average age of americans and voters is increasing with the aging of the baby-boomers
I’d be that people feel more comfortable for either a peer on an elder before voting for someone younger than them.
2. It’s hard to beat an incumbent
The article talks about this. It is difficult, but possible, to unseat someone who is already in office.
What’s wrong with this picture?
It seems like if the populace is older, then should those that govern them be older as well?
Is part of the problem that young people have with politics that it is dominated by older people?