Obama was a state senator. That is an official role. As well as being a professor and a private attorney. Besides, there's no real chance a young person will actually make to being considered for a serious nomination in a primary, thus we have excess laws that serve no purpose.If you ask me, the minimum age for the president (35) is just fine. I don't want some punk getting elected. I want someone who's done something in his life (unlike 0bama). Perhaps someone who's spent some time in some sort of official role, so he knows how things work (unlike 0bama).