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How true is this?
The Founding Fathers placed no limits in the U.S. Constitution regarding how many times any one person could be elected (or otherwise serve) as President of the United States. However, in 1947 (after Franklin D. Roosevelt had broken with tradition and the Democrats won four consecutive presidential elections), Congress passed the 22nd amendment, ratified by the requisite number of states in 1951, which created a two-term limit for future Presidents. That amendment (along with earlier constitutional restrictions) would seem to disqualify Barack Obama from ever again attaining the office of President or Vice President of the United States, as he was elected to, and served, two full terms in that office between 2009 and 2017.
However, the wording of the 22nd Amendment doesn’t literally say that no one can be President for more than two terms; only that no one can be elected President more than twice:
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: puzzled2
No person ineligible for the office of president can serve or run as Vice President. This is because in the event that the president can no longer fulfill his duties the Vice President then takes his place.
Since Obama served two terms as president, he is no longer eligible to contend for that office. So by default, he is not able to contend for vice president either.
Michelle Obama, on the other hand, could be a pick for VP or even P.
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: puzzled2
Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!!!
No, it is not possible, and I'm honestly surprised you wouldn't know that. Or that you would not know how to find the answer on your own. Barack cannot be vice-president because he cannot be president again in the event the president is unable to fulfill his/her duties.
Michelle, on the other hand, can run for anything she likes. But somehow I don't think she'd settle for second best... not for long anyway...