Skip to comments.CNN: Bill Clinton VP Contender (What Constitution?)
Posted on 06/04/2004 12:33:41 PM PDT by Republican Red
On CNN's website, Bill Clinton is listed as a VP Contender with the ending sentence in his credentials as follows:
While federal law prohibits a person from seeking a third presidential term, the Constitution does not specify whether or not a former commander in chief can become vice president.
But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Constitution, Smonstitution, if we want Bill then we can report it anyway we see fit.
The one reason you can take to the bank that he WON'T be a VP candidate is that it would screw up Hillary's plans..
John Kerry-the Manchurian Candidate?
Well since the left continues to say Bush wasn't elected, when he wins in November, by their measure it will be his first elected term and thus can run for reelection in 2008!
Not really, she ran the White House while he played with Monica. Bill as VP, a hit on Kerry, and Hill is back in charge.
CNN, you guys full of crap.
What is it about BC that's so appealing? Is it nostaligia, reminding people of high-tech IPO's and $100/share DOT COM stocks?
They certainly need a remedial course in reading comprehension, don't they?
Brit Hume should comment on this tonight!
Chris Matthews misses his oratorical skills.
Oh boy, McCain is gonna be mad.
Who would float these kind of statements out there anyways?
Clinton's trying to discredit Kerry's campaign again maybe?
So there's a legitimate argument that one can Constitutionally succeed to the office of President, even if one has previously been elected twice.
Of course, it's a moot point, because you have to work at CNN to be dumb enough to think that Kerry might pick Bill Clinton as his running mate.
Ah yes. Reminds me of Plato's Gorgias. It's all about telling people what they want to hear and titilating them with eloquence of form, not about real knowledge of the subject matter.
CNN-fair and balanced!
But, but, but, FOX news lies.
Could be. I think this man is a better fit:
I guess if anyone is up to the task of defining what "is" is it's Bill Clinton. But I still think even the 22 Amendment is pretty clear.
Section 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.
CNN is part of the Clinton "trial balloon" team. Put it out there, and see how the public reacts. "Maybe we can get them to write letters and get this law changed so we can go back and serve them. They need me!" Hey, Bill - go finish it off in the sink.
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