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offered to run for the Democratic party and was told "No!"

Now I would have thought he would have gotten a standing ovation and Hurray from the Democrats. I mean he can speak  very well and work well for the American people. He know more about the World and at home Politics and what is needed etc,etcera. Sigh!  Are folks afraid he will be assassinated  or are the Dems not fond of Obama to vote him in once more?

I just have not read anywhere of the new Democrats who will be throwing their hat into the ring? I mean the election is only 3 months away? Are the Democrats just going to let Trump or Pence have at it.

Or is everyone counting on Trump being impeached and then want to see what happens with Pence in the Oval Office?hmmnobleh

Its just that up here several offices for each County of Ontario are already up and running for the different offices and we are tiny compared to the population of the United States.

I am flummoxed.blankstare

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The mid-term election for Congressional, Senate and House of Representatives seats is in November. The presidential election is in 2020.



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The 22nd Amendment (1951), limited a POTUS to being elected to two terms in office. It was passed while Truman was in office. He was grandfathered in and could have run again, because he became POTUS when FDR died, but he declined. LBJ only served a year of JFK's term, and could have run again in '68, but we all remember how that one went. Bobby Kennedy would have probably been nominated, but we won't talk about that, either.

Not sure if it means two terms, period, or two CONSECUTIVE terms. Grover Cleveland served one term (1885-89), lost when he ran for re-election, and won again four years later (in 1892). Would Obama be allowed to do that? Not sure. Would he have a better chance of winning than Joe Biden? Hey, I know...Obama-Biden in 2020--Make America NICE Again!

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nytram wrote:

The mid-term election for Congressional, Senate and House of Representatives seats is in November. The presidential election is in 2020.


 Alrighty. Sounds very straight forward. I thought the same thing but with everyone speaking about this mid-term election Trump could be out so this is why I brought it up. All the best Democrats can take more seats in the Senate amd the house of Representatives.

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KidCharlieMane wrote:

The 22nd Amendment (1951), limited a POTUS to being elected to two terms in office. It was passed while Truman was in office. He was grandfathered in and could have run again, because he became POTUS when FDR died, but he declined. LBJ only served a year of JFK's term, and could have run again in '68, but we all remember how that one went. Bobby Kennedy would have probably been nominated, but we won't talk about that, either.

Not sure if it means two terms, period, or two CONSECUTIVE terms. Grover Cleveland served one term (1885-89), lost when he ran for re-election, and won again four years later (in 1892). Would Obama be allowed to do that? Not sure. Would he have a better chance of winning than Joe Biden? Hey, I know...Obama-Biden in 2020--Make America NICE Again!

Charlie



-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Sunday 2nd of September 2018 09:50:31 PM


 Thank you Charlie. Our Prime Minister runs every four years as well. As far as I know they can run for 3 consecutive terms. I really like your slogan "Make America nice again"awwawwaww. After all you are already GREAT. I thought your Presidents could run more than two terms as long as long a the third one was not consecutive. So that part I had wrong, Now I got it.wink

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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.

Section 2. This Article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.

Section 1 prohibits being ELECTED more than twice, which means Obama is finished---but Joe Biden is not. If someone serves less than two years of someone else's unfinished term, he can still run twice. That made Johnson eligible, but he didn't run a second time. As you can see, Truman was grandfathered in, and could have run a second time, in 1952. But he, too, chose not to run again.

This amendment was designed to prevent anyone else being elected more than twice...as FDR was. No more three-term presidents...and it would have been four if he hadn't dropped dead at 63...he was a very sick man. He'd had polio as a young man, doncha know. And he had a bad ticker, and he smoked like a chimney.

Section 2 gave the states seven years (until 1954) to ratify the amendment. They did it in four years. Truman was still the president then, but the Korean War made him very unpopular, so he didn't run again.

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I think its too bad that Pence is the only other option right now.  To me he comes across as a smarmy, toady, bobble-headed, sneaky, ineffectual little creep. 

Much better, I think, if the Dems get more seats this November.  More checks and balances.



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mjd wrote:

I think its too bad that Pence is the only other option right now.  To me he comes across as a smarmy, toady, bobble-headed, sneaky, ineffectual little creep. 

Much better, I think, if the Dems get more seats this November.  More checks and balances.


 Ditto to what Mjd said.

Good to see you Mjd.smile

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