Do you know? Most of real power figures in US are old people. Who else is there besides 80-year-old Biden? Today we take a look at most powerful old man in American politics.
Perhaps, it is not very clear to everyone how figures of real power in United States are ranked. According to current system in United States, ranking of figures of real power in United States is president, vice president and chairman of Senate, speaker of House of Representatives, president pro tempore, secretary of state, secretary of treasury, secretary of defense, etc. Today, we will mainly focus on powerful figures facing Secretary of State.
Currently, real figures of power in United States are President Biden, Vice President and Senate President Kamala Harris, Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi, Senate President pro tempore Patrick Joseph Leahy, and Secretary of State Blinken. These five main figures form core of power in United States, but there is a rather strange phenomenon. Three of officials are "post-40", that is, old people over 80 years old, and two are "post-60", youngest, also 58 years old.
In fact, American political arena has been slowly aging in recent years. After Obama left, Trump, an old man "after 40", was elected president. Trump was followed by elderly Biden, born in November 1942. Biden will soon turn 80 this month. In addition, there are many influential figures in current government over age of 80, as well as many senators and representatives who are almost 90 years old. Some people jokingly claim that US has entered "old man" politics, although this is somewhat exaggerated, but such a status quo exists.
Let's look at ages of 5 powerful figures in US other than 80-year-old Biden. Vice President and Senate President Harris is 58, Speaker of House Pelosi is 82, Senate President Pro Tempore Leahy is 82, and Secretary Blinken is 60. Look at this age, what do you see?
The most powerful country in world, power in country is actually in hands of a few 80-year-olds. Is there no youth? You know, in spite of everything, youth in country still dominates. You see, Kim Jong-un, "post-80s" in our neighboring country, does not cope with all complex state affairs in an organized manner. people are bound to say it's impossible. Let's look at French President Macron, for example, who was only 40 years old when he first became president. If this is a special case, then former US president was only 48 years old when he was elected president for first time, and from this point of view, young people can also take on heavy responsibilities.
Why are there so many elderly politicians in US?
This question is probably also confusing to many people. Isn't there a younger political newcomer in worthy United States? In fact, reasons for this are very complex. Many factors keep older politicians in US from abdicating for a long time. As we all know, US elections are a very expensive undertaking. people without supporters to afford high fees. Voting fees, young people themselves are unreliable representatives in eyes of Americans, and first impression left on voters is not good. Therefore, even if young people run for elections, chances of winning are relatively small. There is also US, which seems to be very democratic, but is actually very dirty behind scenes. Politics and business have become one and need to cooperate with each other. Therefore, a small number of people in entire interest group control power for a long time, and it will appear after a long time. Many high-ranking politicians.
In fact, to put it bluntly, point is not that these elderly people do not want to rest, but that capital behind them does not allow them to rest. before, and there were a few awkward things. However, they are not all useless. In crisis situations, their emotions are more stable and they are able to remain calm. Their rich political experience may allow them to have ability to solve complex problems, and they also have more diverse points of view. Compensate for some of shortcomings of youth. Thus, older people's policies in United States continue to have some practical implications.
After reading "The 5 Most Powerful Figures in United States" published today, 80-year-old Biden is not oldest, who else? “If you have something to say, welcome to comment. This is the end of this video. If you want to know more information, please stay tuned. See you next time.