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He's already served two full terms which makes him inelgible.

If you read the 22nd Amendment, it's not so clear:

 

1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

 

The important word is 'elected.'

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If you read the 22nd Amendment, it's not so clear:

 

 

 

The important word is 'elected.'

 

Then it is followed by 'no person who has held the office of President, ....., for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected...'

 

This limits an individual to 10 years, which makes B. Clinton ineligible, because it would be argued that no ones knows when or if the President might die, nessitating(sp) him to become to become President.

 

I know one might argue that it says elected, but I believe the intent was to limit an individual to 10 years. Let us try this senario. A popular President steps down after 2 terms, but because this individual is so popular they decide to pull a fast one. The party of this individual nominates someone who is willing to resign upon taking the Oath of Office and allow the popular President, who ran as the VP candidate, then to become President. I believe this would violate the intent of the amendment. The Supreme Court then would rule that the intent was a 10 year limit in all situations.

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If you read the 22nd Amendment, it's not so clear:

 

 

 

The important word is 'elected.'

No, the important wording is found in the 12th amendment:

 

The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

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No, the important wording is found in the 12th amendment:

 

The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

 

If that is the mindset, than many would also argue that W. is eligible for another go round.

 

 

Well, then...Thank God for the 12th Ammendment! :lol:

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No, the important wording is found in the 12th amendment:

 

The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

 

Thank you for finding the eligible line. I was looking for it, but I was looking in Section II of the Constitution.

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