My girlfriend's dog Carl is running for President

Carl, a one year old yellow lab and foxhound mix, has announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Here is his official campaign platform. If elected, he will be the first dog president, and promises to ensure that all dogs are accorded the rights that they deserve. He is also very handsome, and has a shiny coat. For years, we have yearned for a viable third-party, and now we finally have the chance.

Vote Carl in 2008!

Would a doggie president need to be 35 years old? Would doggie years count?