Can Bush Have a Third Term?

United States
January 15, 2007 3:13pm CST
Appearently George W. and his staff think they have another trick up their sleeves. This one involves the paperwork they are preparing to try and push thru congress when the time is right, concerning presidential wartime executive power, which has been used in the past to let a president retain office past his second term if the nation is at war. Think he can get away with it?
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
15 Jan 07
I'm not an American, but I highly doubt the US citizens would allow Bush a third term in office even if he does change your normal political process.
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I do not think he would be able to get away with it and I think the Democrats will do everything in their power to prevent something like this from happening. There is no way that Americans will allow him to reach a third term if there were to be voting again. If he were to win a third term you know the voting system and government is screwed up and that we can not trust them. I would not vote for him.
• United States
15 Jan 07
No way! He would be impeached by the Democratic Congress or prosecuted by the Supreme Court for violating the basic tenents of our Constitution. That's if there wasn't a general uprising.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
No way ,I beleive the democrats now that they gained the house and the senate would just prosecute them
@sylvrrain (659)
• United States
16 Jan 07
No, I don't think it will happen, he has not been very popular with the citizens of this country. Besides, isn't it Hillarys turn?
@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
16 Jan 07
This is the worst research I have ever heard. The constitution was amended after FDR served his 4 terms and no one has done more than 2 terms since then.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
16 Jan 07
No he is not going to pull this. We have only had one president go beyond two terms and that was Roosevelt during World War 2. After him they put in the ammendment saying that no President can run for more then two terms. There is no way he can change that. We have had other presidents in the white house during war times and they did not go past two terms. I don't know where you heard this rumor but you should check your facts before asking others on their opinion on it.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
16 Jan 07
A few things, 1- Where is your evidence? 2- No US President has ever defied the Constitution and had more than 2 terms, EVER. You are wrong.