It was nineteen years ago that I became old enough to drive.Â It was seventeen years ago I became old enough to sign a contract, join the military, vote, or buy a long gun.Â Fourteen years ago I became old enough to drink and buy and carry a pistol (should those things really go together?).Â Been ten years since I’ve been able to rent a car anywhere from anyone.Â But today is a momentous day.Â Today, I am finally eligible to be President of the United States:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
I will form an exploratory committee forthwith.Â Obama better watch out in 2012.Â Hopefully I can at least get an NRA endorsement.
UPDATE: I should point out that my background as a community organizer makes me eminently qualified for the job.