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How to bring back Bill - Clinton-Clinton 2008 ticket is possible
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 12, 2006 | Scott E. Gant and Bruce G. Peabody

Posted on 06/12/2006 3:28:21 PM PDT by HAL9000

How to bring back Bill

A Clinton-Clinton 2008 ticket is constitutionally possible.

WASHINGTON, D.C., AND MADISON, N.J. – Americans are nostalgic for the 1990s. They long for a time when terrorism was perceived as a problem confined to foreign lands and when the stock market's rise seemed unstoppable. And, it turns out, many of them miss former President Bill Clinton.

In a recent poll conducted for CNN, respondents favored Mr. Clinton over President Bush on a variety of issues, including policy areas traditionally viewed as GOP strongholds. By a wide margin, those surveyed indicated that Clinton did a better job managing the economy and handling foreign affairs and taxes.

Clinton's resurgent popularity, and Democrats' difficulties in taking over the White House in recent years, might counsel a bold strategy for 2008. Whoever is selected as the Democratic nominee for the next presidential race should consider William Jefferson Clinton as a candidate for vice president.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 12thamendment; 22ndamendment; barfalert; billclinton; clinton; clinton2008; clintonandclinton; clintonclinton; clintons; clintons2008; hillary; hillaryclinton; impeachedx42; loungelizard; sinkemperor; trialballoon; twoforthepriceofone; vpbillclinton
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1 posted on 06/12/2006 3:28:23 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Of course this scenario is impossible. A vice presidential candidate must be elgible to serve as president. Bill Clinton is no longer elgible to serve as president.


2 posted on 06/12/2006 3:30:11 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe
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To: HAL9000

It might be another reason Sandy Burglar did his deed.

If it's tried, we'll have a hell of a fight to battle.


3 posted on 06/12/2006 3:30:21 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: HAL9000

4 posted on 06/12/2006 3:30:24 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: HAL9000
They long for a time when terrorism was perceived as a problem confined to foreign lands

And who's fault was that? Had the MSM done their job perhaps the people would have put some pressure on Washington to take domestic terrorism seriously.
5 posted on 06/12/2006 3:31:35 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: HAL9000

How can we miss him if he won't go away?


6 posted on 06/12/2006 3:32:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: HAL9000

"Whoever is selected as the Democratic nominee for the next presidential race should consider William Jefferson Clinton as a candidate for vice president..."



This is obviously an example of pandering to fools, inasmuch as Bill Clinton would not qualify for Vice President.


7 posted on 06/12/2006 3:32:52 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: w1andsodidwe

This is based on precisely the kind of sophistic parsing of language that Bill Clinton trully loves. It depends on what the meaning of "is elected" is.


8 posted on 06/12/2006 3:32:53 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: HAL9000
Americans are nostalgic for the 1990s.

Stopped reading right there.

9 posted on 06/12/2006 3:33:27 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Left's reaction to "GODLESS": "They haven't hated a book this much since the Bible." (pissant))
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To: HAL9000
PARTIAL LIST OF TERRORIST ACTIVITIES IGNORED BY McCARTHY, GORELICK, CLARKE and CLINTON,
WHO ARE AMERICAN ENABLERS OF TERRORISM WHICH MURDERS INNOCENT AMERICANS

1993 Attempted Assassination of Pres. Bush Sr., April 14,1993
1993 First World Trade Center bombing, February 26th, 7 Killed, Hundreds injured, Billions
1995 Attack on US Diplomats in Pakistan, Mar 8,1995
1996 Khobar Towers attack
1998 U.S. Embassy Bombing in Peru, Jan 15, 1998
1998 U.S. Kenya Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1998 U.S. Tanzania Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1999 Plot to blow up Space Needle (thwarted)
2000 USS Cole attacked, many U.S. Navy sailors murdered


10 posted on 06/12/2006 3:34:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: newheart
Red China is on the offensive in the far east. The timing would work out quite well for them:


11 posted on 06/12/2006 3:34:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: HAL9000
Do the dims have a magic time machine?

Anyway, I for one was tired of seeing the U.S.A. being slapped around by a bunch of piss ant thugs. That's partly why I voted for Mr. Bush in '00 and again in '04 (he said what he was going to do and he did it... no gray area, only black & white).

I don't want to see the do-nothing, take from the "rich" give to the poor, do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do limo liberals in power ever again.

12 posted on 06/12/2006 3:35:26 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: HAL9000

Wishful thinking, but not true.


13 posted on 06/12/2006 3:36:33 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: HAL9000

Where is the double barf alert?


14 posted on 06/12/2006 3:36:36 PM PDT by colorcountry (He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.)
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To: HAL9000
Americans are nostalgic for the 1990s...

Biased, Tarpit-Bound Media Reporters are nostalgic for the 1990s...

There. Fixed it.

15 posted on 06/12/2006 3:37:38 PM PDT by kromike
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To: w1andsodidwe

Exactly!

I wish people would stop saying it's possible .. it's NOT possible.


16 posted on 06/12/2006 3:39:05 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: HAL9000

Thank goodness for the 22nd Amendment.


17 posted on 06/12/2006 3:39:10 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: kromike

I wonder if Clinton and OJ Simpson play golf
as the "jailbird duo"..laughing all overf the course...
both beat the system...the lowlifes...Jake


18 posted on 06/12/2006 3:42:05 PM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: HAL9000
By a wide margin, those surveyed indicated that Clinton did a better job managing the economy and handling foreign affairs and taxes.

When are people going to realize that presidents dont "manage" the economy?!? this isnt a totalitarian state. economies do better when politicians stay out of it, and that's exactly why our economy has been doing better and better these past few years. aside from wars, tax cuts and subsidies, presidents dont have as much pull on the economy as most would like to think.

19 posted on 06/12/2006 3:45:01 PM PDT by Zeppelin (You've been Zarqed !)
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To: w1andsodidwe
You are absolutely right. Under the 22nd Amendment, coupled with the base Constitution, no one who is ineligible to be President can be a candidate for Vice President. I can understand less reputable newspapers printing electoral twaddle like this. But it is appalling to see something like this published in the Christian Science Monitor.

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20 posted on 06/12/2006 3:46:15 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (http://www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Zeppelin

Would the media have a gig if it wasn't for polling?


21 posted on 06/12/2006 3:46:57 PM PDT by zarf (John Edwards is a horses ass.)
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To: CyberAnt
I wish people would stop saying it's possible .. it's NOT possible.

Not sure that's true, actually. It'd definitely be in front of the Supreme Court.

Ammendment 22 is kind of vague in this regard. It says that a person can't be elected president more than two times. An argument could be made that a person could then be elected vice president (even if it meant they could potentially inherit the presidency subsequently).

I sure wouldn't want to bet money on the courts deciding one way or another.

22 posted on 06/12/2006 3:47:40 PM PDT by Egon (We are number one! All others are number two... or lower.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Actually, I believe that Bill could serve as VP (regardless of the important "should" question). If he has to serve as president, I think the speaker would overtake him.


23 posted on 06/12/2006 3:48:52 PM PDT by NYIslander
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To: Egon

But a condition of being "elected Vice President" is that the person CAN SERVE AS THE PRESIDENT - BILL CLINTON CANNOT!!

Good grief! Are people really that dense ..??


24 posted on 06/12/2006 3:51:03 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: CyberAnt

Apparently so.


25 posted on 06/12/2006 3:54:12 PM PDT by Shimmer128 (I've seen the village, I don't want it raising my children)
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To: CyberAnt
But a condition of being "elected Vice President" is that the person CAN SERVE AS THE PRESIDENT - BILL CLINTON CANNOT!!

Please show me in the Constitution where it says this. I know it's common sense, but please show me the actual verbiage.

Good grief! Are people really that dense ..??

Yes, people really are. How else would half of the population voted for both Al Gore and John Kerry?

26 posted on 06/12/2006 3:54:32 PM PDT by Egon (We are number one! All others are number two... or lower.)
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To: HAL9000
should consider William Jefferson Clinton as a candidate for vice president.

It appears that some people won't bother to read the Constitution before saying something?

27 posted on 06/12/2006 3:55:10 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: HAL9000
Clinton did a better job managing the economy

You could put all of Bill Clinton's knowledge of economics in a G-d damn thimble and p!$$ in it and not wash any of his knowledge out. He was and is the luckiest man in the world. Period.

28 posted on 06/12/2006 3:59:52 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Why isn't there an "NRA" for the rest of my rights?)
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To: HAL9000
IMHO (based on past reports), President Clinton has his eyes set on the UN, Kofi's seat. Why would he play 'second fiddle' to his wife; even if it were legal?
29 posted on 06/12/2006 4:00:20 PM PDT by mnehring (Those who advocate, and act to promote, victory by Liberals (Democrats) are not Conservatives!)
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To: MosesKnows
It appears that some people won't bother to read the Constitution before saying something?

We ought to seek a grant to purchase a copy for each hotel room--set it beside the Gideon's.

:-)

30 posted on 06/12/2006 4:03:32 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: MosesKnows

Amendment XII, last sentence:

"But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States."


31 posted on 06/12/2006 4:05:54 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: P-40
They long for a time when terrorism was perceived as a problem confined to foreign lands

As it has been, for the past five years.

32 posted on 06/12/2006 4:06:52 PM PDT by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: HAL9000
Nosalgia for the 1990's; thanks to a Libelite/MSM creation. . .

Not quite up to the the myth status of the Kennedy's 'Camelot'. . .but close;

. . .and those wonderful 'Clinton Years' are still a work in progress.

33 posted on 06/12/2006 4:07:15 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: Egon
FYI:

[Article. XII.] [Proposed 1803; Ratified 1804] But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

34 posted on 06/12/2006 4:10:37 PM PDT by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: HAL9000

Ain't gonna happen. A Clinton-Clinton ticket would get stomped into a mudhole.


35 posted on 06/12/2006 4:14:09 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: HAL9000

In addition to the fact that he wouldn't qualify as already observed; he'd never agree to play second, uh, banana.


36 posted on 06/12/2006 4:14:38 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: HAL9000

This is not true. Very few people want either of the Clintons back, and you can bet your last dollar they will try to crook their way to the top.


37 posted on 06/12/2006 4:19:59 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Congressman Billybob

Unfortunately, I disagree. He couldn't legally be ELECTED, but nowhere does the Constitution restrict a person who has served two terms from serving a portion of another elected President's term.

But then, I'm not a Constitutional attorney and scholar, so you're probably correct and I'm wrong. I'm only reading the document for what the words say, not how they're to be interpreted.


38 posted on 06/12/2006 4:28:54 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: HAL9000

How to Bring Back Bill

When I first read that header, my mind registered "How to Bring Back Bile"

Semper Fi,


39 posted on 06/12/2006 4:30:23 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: HAL9000

For the former impeached, disgrased, and disbared president Bill Clinton to run again would certainly solve the serious problem facing Republicans. Even McCain could beat Clinton.

I would even be willing to switch parties so I could vote in the primaries for Clinton. Of course I would vote again for the Republican candidate. I would use a Katrina victim name and address to vote several times around the country. Think I'm kidding. I know one guy who voted 8 times in New Orleans for Ray Nagin.


40 posted on 06/12/2006 4:46:22 PM PDT by R.W.Ratikal (8)
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To: mombonn
In addition to the fact that he wouldn't qualify as already observed; he'd never agree to play second, uh, banana.

Heh heh...I don't think he's of that bent either...

41 posted on 06/12/2006 4:49:18 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: HAL9000
Terrorism certainly did exist and HAPPEN under the Clinton administration! It is just that he did nothing about it! Excuse me, but are they really going to pretend all was peace and love then????
42 posted on 06/12/2006 4:51:43 PM PDT by ladyinred (In the case of Ann Coulter, the left can't handle the truth!)
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To: HAL9000

Constitutional or not, it would not surprise me to see a Clinton-Clinton ticket. In fact it would surprise me if we didn't. If the powers that be want the WhiteHouse to be trashed again, they couldn't pick a better team.


43 posted on 06/12/2006 4:52:09 PM PDT by Paperdoll (.........on the cutting edge)
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To: w1andsodidwe
Bill Clinton is most absolutely "eligible to the office of Vice President" (and President, too) inasmuch as he is 35 years old, native born, and has resided in the United States for the last fourteen years.

It's true, he is not eligible to be chosen by the Electoral College to serve as President, under the (incredibly badly drafted) XXII Amendment.

But if he were, for example, Speaker of the House and the President and Vice-President both died, there's no question that he could and would become President.

Now, I agree that Bill running for VP violates the spirit of XXII, but certainly not the letter. Inasmuch as these are the Clintons we are talking about, I assume that the spiritual violation is no problem.

And, to be realistic, if the People chose 271 electors for Vice-President who voted for him, no Court in this land would disallow it.

44 posted on 06/12/2006 4:53:32 PM PDT by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout!)
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To: HAL9000
The COURTS will be tied up for years to come to stop Bill ....NO BILL cannot run as VP... if something were to happen to Hillary ...Bill would be president. The 22th amendment is very explicit. Some Left wingers are truly dreaming out there.
45 posted on 06/12/2006 4:55:14 PM PDT by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: CyberAnt
But a condition of being "elected Vice President" is that the person CAN SERVE AS THE PRESIDENT - BILL CLINTON CANNOT!!

You wish the Constitution said that - but it doesn't.

It says Bill Clinton cannot be elected to the office of President.

A candidate for VP must be eligible to serve as President - and WJC certainly is.

46 posted on 06/12/2006 4:56:43 PM PDT by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout!)
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To: HAL9000
Where's the MEGA - BARF alert?
47 posted on 06/12/2006 4:58:03 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Written by a shyster and a college politics teacher---"Constitution? Hell, we doan' need no constitution!"


48 posted on 06/12/2006 4:59:04 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Paige
The 22th amendment is very explicit.

In your dreams.

It's one of the worst drafted amendments, and it doesn't say what you think it does.

49 posted on 06/12/2006 4:59:20 PM PDT by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout!)
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To: Jim Noble

see #34


50 posted on 06/12/2006 5:00:01 PM PDT by darkangel82
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