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26 Jul 2020, 7:36 am

He didnt do too bad i hope he runs again this current time sucks the covid 19 doesnt help either. Hope he can re run after this plague is over i pray to god he re runs



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26 Jul 2020, 7:48 am

Maybe... I find him the most civilised US president of my own living memory - maybe because he has more European style of doing politics, like more negotiations, less intimidations... His cosmopolitan upbringing migh have helped.

Anyway, that's a voice from across the ocean, I won't vote in your elections.


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26 Jul 2020, 8:11 am

Constitutionally, it's not possible for him to run ever again. Our education system really is failing us.



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26 Jul 2020, 8:17 am

That would be nice. But as said above the Constitution wont allow it.You cant have more than two terms.



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26 Jul 2020, 8:22 am



Vegeta wrote:
He didnt do too bad i hope he runs again this current time sucks the covid 19 doesnt help either. Hope he can re run after this plague is over i pray to god he re runs



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26 Jul 2020, 8:33 am

Blue_Star wrote:
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No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice

Vegeta wrote:
He didnt do too bad i hope he runs again this current time sucks the covid 19 doesnt help either. Hope he can re run after this plague is over i pray to god he re runs

Then, apparently, Obama has served his time.
Now, I'm not informed well enough about who has comparable political skills to succeed him.


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26 Jul 2020, 8:35 am

Actually you could serve (in effect) three terms. If you were a vice POTUS, and the POTUS dies in office, and you take over and finish the rest of his term, you can still be elected to two more terms. But that doesnt apply to Obama.



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26 Jul 2020, 8:44 am

magz wrote:
Blue_Star wrote:
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No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice

Vegeta wrote:
He didnt do too bad i hope he runs again this current time sucks the covid 19 doesnt help either. Hope he can re run after this plague is over i pray to god he re runs

Then, apparently, Obama has served his time.
Now, I'm not informed well enough about who has comparable political skills to succeed him.


You speak English more flawlessly than I (an American) can speak any non English language. But here youve wandered into linguistic land mine...of a rather humorous sort. :lol:

When native English speakers say that someone has "served their time" they usually mean that the person in question is a convicted criminal, but they have "completed their prison sentence. So they have paid their debt to society". :lol:

And it IS confusing. A prison sentence is also sometimes called "serving a term" (the same idiom we use for a politician's time in office).

And many folks think that Hillary should "serve some time". And we all know that Trump should probably "serve a term for life", and not in the banana republic "president for life" kind of way. :lol:



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26 Jul 2020, 8:50 am

Intentionally :mrgreen:
My weird sense of humor :mrgreen:

By the way, the Hilary-Donald election was all 8O In Polish, we would say it was "wybór między diabłem a szatanem" - "a choice between a devil and a satan".


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26 Jul 2020, 9:23 am

naturalplastic wrote:
Actually you could serve (in effect) three terms. If you were a vice POTUS, and the POTUS dies in office, and you take over and finish the rest of his term, you can still be elected to two more terms. But that doesnt apply to Obama.


Actually, that's ONLY if the VP assumes office after the two-year mark. No one may serve more than 10 years tops. If the VP takes over on the two year anniversary (or later), he can run twice. (2 four-year terms + the last 2 years of taking over from the president = 10 years or less). If it's any earlier, he can only run once. 10 years is the magic cap.

When JFK was assassinated, he was nearly 3 years into his term. LBJ finished off, ran, and won. LBJ could have run a second time (less than 10 years total), but chose not to.

EDIT: Nixon resigned a year-and-a-half into his second term, which Ford finished. Ford lost the '76 election, but, had he won, he would have been ineligible to run again in 1980.



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26 Jul 2020, 9:30 am

Wasn't FDR elected to 4 terms, serving three of them?



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26 Jul 2020, 9:34 am

Shrapnel wrote:
Wasn't FDR elected to 4 terms, serving three of them?


The term limits didn’t go into effect until after his presidency ended.


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26 Jul 2020, 9:37 am

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Wasn't FDR elected to 4 terms, serving three of them?


He started his fourth, but died a few months in. It was because of him that term limits were introduced.

22nd amendment, drafted in 1947, approved in 1951. Then-president Harry Truman agreed with it and willing obliged.

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.

Synopsis: Can't run more than twice. Can't run more than once if you took over for more than 2 years.



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26 Jul 2020, 9:44 am

Smiles, Give Obama A Call And See If
Michelle Will be the "Kamala Devi Harris" (Just
'Eduguessing') Vice Presidential Choice in 2024, for
Rather Small in Stature at 5 Foot 2, Kamala, As Stature
Physically is Literally A Factor as Empirically Measured
For Elections; And truly Michelle Stands Head and Shoulders
ABoVE iN Character And All Around Human Potential than Many
Folks Who have already been in Politics; In This More Perfect Storm
In Union of 'Democratic Democracy' You Get Barrack Obama for Vice President
When Michelle Takes the Helm in 2032
as a Free
Gimme
Until
2040;
i'll Be 80
then at least
i'll probably make
it through another
Much Worse Pandemic
With Science Minds of
Frigging Common Sense
And Highest Moral Fiber of Soul in Charge;
Yes, Go All the Obamas From 2024 thru 2040;
Barrack will End His Vice Presidential Tenure at 79;
And Michelle Will End Her Presidential Tenure at 76;
They don't Do too many Cheeseburgers; And They Have Souls that will last too, at least;
Looking Forward to Colors At the Top and Loving Souls for the Next 20 Years of my Life; i Do
Believe
the
Obamas
Might have
what it take
to Save this
Country
From
Soul
Death and
MoVE iN That
Direction to help
the Rest of the Globe
too; Hmm; this is almost
Like a 'Biblical Prophecy' already
coming true; now if they will just, hAha, HeHe
take my Frigging Advice; if they haven't already
Developed this Plan On their Own to Nurture the
Nation Back to Soul Breathing For Frigging Real With Reason of Science too!
Truly Though, it Probably Would Not be Possible if Trump did not Decimate
The Reputation of the Republican Party; THeRE Ain't nothing Left of THAT 'SOUL' For SURE..:)


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26 Jul 2020, 10:56 am

Vegeta wrote:
I hope Obama runs again 2024 He didnt do too bad i hope he runs again this current time sucks the covid 19 doesnt help either. Hope he can re run after this plague is over i pray to god he re runs
He cannot run again.  The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits presidents to 2 terms only.

Barack Obama has already served 2 terms as president.


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26 Jul 2020, 5:05 pm

Obama cannot run again for President. He's already served his tenure.


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