Skip to comments.Bill Clinton: Let presidents serve three terms
Posted on 11/08/2011 6:54:43 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Bill Clinton: Let presidents serve three terms
By: Tim Mak November 8, 2011 08:48 AM EST
Three times could be a charm - but not for him.
Former president Bill Clinton said Tuesday that presidents should be able to run for a third term so long as they take off some time after their second term.
Ive always though that should be the rule, he said on MSNBCs Morning Joe. I think as a practical matter, you couldnt apply this to anyone who has already served, but going forward I personally believe that should be the rule.
Clinton made the remark in the context of a question posed by Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough, who said that many wished that Clinton could run again.
Shouldnt a president be able to take two terms, take time off and run again? Shouldnt Americans have that choice? asked Scarborough. He cited former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who led his country during World War II and then again in the 1950s, as an example.
The two-term limit for the presidency is mandated by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified after Franklin D. Roosevelt won four consecutive terms in the 1930s and 1940s.
Earlier in the morning, Clinton said that he does not spend time thinking about whether the country would be better off under the leadership of his wife, Hillary Clinton.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
No. Especially not you, Bill.
This is easy to answer. Just imagine 12 years of Obama.
Or maybe a Constitutional Amendment. Whichever is easier.
FUBC. You should be taking time off wearing an orange jumpsuit in Ft. Leavenworth for your treason against the United States. Along with your worthless fleabag wife.
And Clinton should be serving three terms....consecutively, behind bars.
Yeah. I doubt ANY of Clinton's fantasies include his wife.
Leavenworth would be the perfect place.
The third and fourth term of FDR gave half the world to the communists. By the time Truman arrived it was too late.
I bet I am the first Freeper on record to say that Bill Clinton would give it a try...
I’ve actually stated twice in the past 2 months that Bill Clinton would love to be president a 3rd time - and if he did find a way into this cycle - he’d win in a landslide.
Why? The current Republican slate of candidates is downright awful. That’s all there’s to it.
It’s official .... Slick Willy has lost his marbles.
Bleah. Get a room.
Oh Lord. Three terms with George W? Three terms with Clinton? I don’t think so. Both of them were awful with two terms. Why make the American people suffer even more.
Hillary would probably kill him, if he got a third term while she got denied the chance to run.
I'd rather bikini wax a wolverine.
I remember Ronald Reagan saying as much years ago. He said if the people like the job the president is doing, why not? Of course, I am not in favor of Presidue Clinton being around for that long.
Post of the day!!!!
Wow. Thank you. But the day's still young. I will save my speech for later. Just in case.
Well, I do agree that Clinton would want to run again. And IF he could go up against Barry, he, indeed, would win the Dem nom.
I don’t think the Reps running are a bad lot. I look at it like....at the very worst, we get Romney. AT THE WORST. And, I do believe he is a smart, decent guy. Who knows? He could really grow into a fantastic Pres....Reagan had some bumps before he “saw the light”.
That said...I would rather have a “real” Conservative. Who knows what will happen with Cain? I don’t count him out yet.
No. Sometimes I think two is too many. Maybe we need to amend the Constitution to allow a single six year term.
So Bubba's big on rules, huh? Except for that whole "I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth" rule.
Repeal the two term amendment, but, allow a shall remain in office vote every two years.
Typical Clintonian logic - or lack thereof.
And folks still think this sleezeball is intelligent.
I’m on board!
I think going to three 1 year terms or three 2 year terms would be a vast improvement.
If I had just taken a sip of my coffee, you’d be seeing a bill for a new monitor. Dang, that was funny.
Thank God the Presidency is term limited.
At the end of Clinton’s 2nd term we had a balanced budget.
Who ever thought I would wish for a return to Clinton.
But he was FORCED into that by Newt Gingrich, so that is why I would love to see a Cain/Gingrich ticket
So many interns so little time...
Lately, I’m think a one-term limit would be better.
The United States was not designed to have an imperial president, but rather be a republic controlled by a messy, ugly, legislature.
Only because the federal government is too powerful, does the POTUS matter so much.
Why do we want a rapist, crook, liar and thief to serve a 3rd term Bill?
I’d go the other way. Limit them to six years.
With that system the incumbent would be in campaign mode from day one.
We need to encourage less campaigning, not more.
Bill would actually be a vast improvement from Obama.
Imagine 12 years of klintoon! or 12 years of hitlery!!
Would be better to have POTUS for one term, maybe even 6 years. Or better one term for 4 years with the opening to run again after being out of office at least one term.
As it is now we have a working President for maybe 3 years and a year running for re-election (present Indo-kenyan socialist muslim excepted on all aspects).
Funny he did not seem to feel that way as George W’s expiration date was looming...
Who is the most egregious horsesarse narrcisist: Clinton or Obama?
I think one term is all anyone should get. I’m tired of them campaigning on the taxpayer dime. I also have to go along with Ben Franklin that we shouldn’t pay our politicians for serving the country. It’s too bad that we’re locked into the system we have. Political office should be run like a jury system.
And, is that a bad thing? 2 for 1; 2 for 1 out of the race.
Bill Clinton reminds me of nothing more than a case of Genital Herpes. Horrendously painful, unspeakably disgusting, then it goes away and just when you think you’re rid of it, it comes back, and worse than ever.
Well fortunately for all of us Bill the Constitution won’t allow 3 terms. We fought a war in 1776 to get away from Kings.
Always? Always? Did XXX-42 say that in 1988 to allow Reagan to run for a third term?
One or two in the whitehouse, and the other in Leavenworth?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.