Why were/ are most US Presidents older than 40s?

I hope I don't sound rude with age or experience. I just noted a lot of US Presidents in history were older than 40s or 50s. The youngest US Presidents I recall are John F Kennedy and Barack Obama. Do the public select an older person with more experience and grounded stability over a 20-30 something year old... show more I hope I don't sound rude with age or experience. I just noted a lot of US Presidents in history were older than 40s or 50s. The youngest US Presidents I recall are John F Kennedy and Barack Obama.

Do the public select an older person with more experience and grounded stability over a 20-30 something year old who may not have a clear vision for the future?
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