Judge Carter is an idiot. He must know that Obama does not qualify under Article II of the constitution. And he thinks
that George Bush woukld leave the country defenceless? Dubyah would be president again until a new election was held to replace our “designer” so called president. The romantic notion of a first “black” president blinded everyone, including Carter, who is not upholding the constitution as he is sworn to do. Carter is therefore impeachable.
IMHO, the country is defencelss with Obama in office.
Or maybe he's heard all the lame Birther arguments and decided that Obama does qualify under Article II? Ever think of that?
Don't think so. The Constitution clearly states that the outgoing President's term ends at noon on January 20th. Unfortunately, my read of the Constitution, including the relevant amendments, indicates that Joe Biden would *act* as President, until a President shall have qualified. But due to the rules on who can qualify, I think it would be John McCain, since he is the only one to get any electoral votes for President, other than Obama.
That might not have been the "intended" result of the appropriate amendments, but it is what I believe the effect of them would be, if enforced as written.