Personally, I don't think age has as much to do with it, as pure snooty stupidity does. Remember, I am a geriatric nurse. I've been to rallys, even the florida state several times, I've been to other rallies, and most of the older people do not like what is going on any more than the young ones do. They just don't bother with the officers, and just go to have fun. For the most part, they go for the companionship, and maybe to learn something new.
To say no old person can hold office, only ones under 45 is ludicrous, and should be considered the same as the old folks saying what they are about voting and all the other dumb stuff that has come up in the last few years.
I sincerely believe the comments in the post #11 was meant as tongue in cheek, at least I hope so. Sorry just my 2 cents worth