posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:43 AM
reply to post by MensaDude
Due to the complex nature of the Executive branch, there is no way a POTUS could try stay in office past his term without the support of the various
departments, agencies, plus the Legislative and Judicial branches..
The bureaucrats in the Executive branch who stay while administrations leave, aka the guys who have been there 30 years, would raise all kinds of
hell, especially at the Defense Department and the Justice Department.
Wars and disasters wouldn't change anything: We have had presidential elections in the middle of our civil war, the Great Depression and World War 2.
Short of a global nuclear war, planetary assault by aliens, or some other extinction level event, there wouldn't be any real way to postpone the
The most realistic manner a POTUS would stay in office past his term, would require an extremely popular superstar president at the end of his second
term given an indefinite term and emergency powers by Congress in a time a of great crisis, with the Supreme Court declaring the legislation valid.
Anything less would likely tear the country apart.