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Presidential term limits question
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 24, 2021 10:36AM
If 45 was elected in ‘24 would he be eligible for 2 terms? ‘24 and ‘28? (Age permitting) does the law state consecutive terms?
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: October 24, 2021 10:49AM
No, two terms only regardless of when…

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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 24, 2021 10:54AM
Depends who you ask...

A rational person who can read the constitution would say no - two terms only.

Trump and his base would argue otherwise. They would most likely argue that time sleeping, eating, and watching TV shouldn't count against his time in office either.

Given the current SCOTUS, either argument could be upheld.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/2021 10:55AM by Ombligo.
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: JoeH
Date: October 24, 2021 11:11AM
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Lizabeth
No, two terms only regardless of when…

[en.wikipedia.org]

And only one elected term for a vice president or other person in the line of succession who takes over for a president and serves more than 2 years of that term. That makes the maximum time a person can be president as 10 years. In the case of Gerald Ford, since he took over the presidency from Nixon less than 2 years through Nixon's second term, the election in 1976 would have been for the one term he could have served under this amendment.
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: p8712
Date: October 24, 2021 11:54AM
I'm hoping the limits of the human body preclude another term.
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: October 24, 2021 01:19PM
I’m hoping those are hard limits.
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 24, 2021 02:49PM
I’m hoping those are behind bars.



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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 24, 2021 03:54PM
If someone is mean to the President, that President gets four more years. This is straight from the mouth of Donald J Trump.
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 24, 2021 09:51PM
Term limits weren't part of the Constitution until FDR won won 4 elections in a row and threatened to make mincemeat of what was once the "Grand Old Party". Had Ike accepted the Dem rather than GOP nomination, the party would have gone from a national to regional power - pretty much where it's headed today.
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 24, 2021 10:05PM
Would Trump be elected in 2024, I’d expect he’d “age out” BEFORE the 2028 election.
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: JoeH
Date: October 24, 2021 11:04PM
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RgrF
Term limits weren't part of the Constitution until FDR won won 4 elections in a row and threatened to make mincemeat of what was once the "Grand Old Party". Had Ike accepted the Dem rather than GOP nomination, the party would have gone from a national to regional power - pretty much where it's headed today.

The amendment was largely driven by the GOP members who aligned with some conservative Dems to get it passed. FDR was the first to get elected to 3 or more terms, but he was not the first to try to get elected to more than 2 terms.
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 24, 2021 11:07PM
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testcase
Would Trump be elected in 2024, I’d expect he’d “age out” BEFORE the 2028 election.

Probably wouldn't matter. In that scenario the damage he would cause during another 4 year term would already be done.
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Re: Presidential term limits question
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 25, 2021 07:28PM
Two terms/10 years total, if you take over for up to two years of a predecessor's term before starting your first elected term.
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