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Old 11-28-2012, 09:38 AM
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We know she needs a break now, but would be refreshed and ready for a 2016 run. But at her age, I'm not sure about 8 years (I'm sure she's not either).

So my question is: would/could a candidate run for president intending on just one term?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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We know she needs a break now, but would be refreshed and ready for a 2016 run. But at her age, I'm not sure about 8 years (I'm sure she's not either).

So my question is: would/could a candidate run for president intending on just one term?
It is an interesting proposition. It hasn't been since 1968 that a sitting President chose not to seek another term for which he was eligible.

In each of the past two elections I read speculation that Romney and McCain might each announce that they would limit themselves to one term. A sort of "I'll do what's needed to fix things, political consequences be damned, and leave after four years" pledge. Neither did so, of course.

I think most politicians fit enough to be elected would simply see how they felt two to three years down the road.

One thing people tend to forget is that a 21st Century person who is 70 years of age is as likely as not to be as healthy as someone 10 to 15 years younger might have been 200 years ago, due to advances in medicine, nutritional understanding, and health knowledge in general. On the other hand, the modern Presidency is more rigorous than during the times of Washington and Jefferson.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We know she needs a break now, but would be refreshed and ready for a 2016 run. But at her age, I'm not sure about 8 years (I'm sure she's not either).

So my question is: would/could a candidate run for president intending on just one term?
I doubt any candidate has ever run, intending on serving only one term, but things in this country are changing so who knows? McCain sorta indecated this, but I don't remember his ever saying it. Johnson didn't go in with the idea of serving only one term but a lot of things happened in 1968. His poor health was one thing, the mess in Nam, the other...
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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One has to relise that when Obama won the nomiation his left of the Democratic part oft eh Democratic party took over the party comitteee from Bill Clinton's centralist members. It was quite a dispute when the vtoigcame from reminaing Clinton supporters when writtignthe party platform. If she si to ru the its a long path in regianig the comitteee majority coing and a party fight within. Its goig to happen anyway as centrqlist as evidenced by Clinton's critisim of Obama during his presidency is clear. One only has to remmber that his statemtn that no president can govern fornt e left in a right of center country to see what he emans.I think we see that now as there is no compormise and measures passed such has helthcare bill with no republican input at all is not accpeted aas alw by near half of the governed. To govern effective require support of the governed. Busg got that whe he passed Meciare drung bill by allowing input and IMO Obama made a big mistake not doigso. How we see he wants no compormise in deficit reform as his first proposal was to double the tax amount he was porpsig when cliff was created. Soem demeocarts even propose goiug over the cliff.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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I doubt any candidate has ever run, intending on serving only one term, but things in this country are changing so who knows? McCain sorta indecated this, but I don't remember his ever saying it. Johnson didn't go in with the idea of serving only one term but a lot of things happened in 1968. His poor health was one thing, the mess in Nam, the other...
Presidents Polk and Buchanan vowed to serve only one term if elected. They were elected, and neither sought re-election.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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Presidents Polk and Buchanan vowed to serve only one term if elected. They were elected, and neither sought re-election.
ok, I wasn't thinking back that far!!!!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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Zero.

Chelsea needs to get busy giving grandbabies so Bubba and the old lady will have something to do.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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If she ran she would have the inside track unless another young black female or latino popped up in the next year. That being said... I don't want her to run. I'm tired of the Clinton's and the Bushes... go away.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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ok, I wasn't thinking back that far!!!!!
You're the one that used the word 'ever'.

"I doubt any candidate has ever run, intending on serving only one term, but things in this country are changing so who knows?"

Apparently, I made the mistake of responding to what you wrote rather than reading your mind.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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I see the Democratic party not running a; young, hip, non- traditional , ethnic minority, candidate. They BTDT . I see them looking for a moderate with business or military, experience just to mess with the Republicans.
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