How Bill Clinton was elected for a THIRD TERM .
|It might be just possible that former|
President Bill Clinton might
be the luckiest man just yet.
For America , this is one of the "strangest" elections of the 21st Century . It could either go either way. It's Trump , or Hillary . So lets beef up a little speculation . Think , it's 2017 . The new President Hillary R. Clinton . In the last century of the late 20th century our nation was dominated by Bush family (1)>>nepotism ,side by side we also have had Clinton-ism dominate the Democratic party . Most of us do not know much about the U.S. Constitution, but a few rules are universally understood. One is that presidents can only be elected twice. It did not say that brothers and wives of Presidents can be elected..It's hilarious to say that our American Constitution was not designed where a former President's wife goes on a campaign trail to run for that office . Our Founding Father's did not as much foresee this circumstance, The Founders considered putting term limits in the Constitution, but rejected the idea. If politicians are totally corrupted by power, money and fame because they have been in office too long, that is the fault of the voters who keep returning them to office. Term limits just give the voters an excuse not to pay attention.. My bone to pick here is that there is nothing wrong for a women to be President of the United States as long as she can do the job . My problem is, we have a former President's wife running for office ! . It just rings of nepotism . Former President Bill Clinton could return to the White House in a completely different position if his wife, former U.S. senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is elected in 2016.Mrs. Clinton is widely considered the Democratic Party's leading contender for president in 2016, so much so that many believe other potential candidates will likely stay out of the primaries to make way for her run for the nomination. The topic is the power of family dynasty in U.S. politics. It’s embarrassingly big, this tendency to elect people from the same families, and awkward in a country that prides itself on the idea that any (native born) American can grow up to president. Well, here's where it gets fuzzy. Let’s play it out. Here’s a scenario: For whatever reason, after winning the election Hillary steps down from the office of president six months into her first term. (2)>>Bill Clinton takes over for three-and-a-half years. The Dems are not exactly thrilled, but they don’t challenge the move. Republicans, however, go nuts and file a lawsuit, which goes all the way to the Supreme Court. Theoretically, the 42nd president of the United States would be eligible to serve in his wife's cabinet, though some legal scholars might raise concerns if she were to nominate him secretary of state. Were the former president to be confirmed to secretary of state it would place him in the line of succession to the presidency, and should his wife and her vice president become unable to serve Bill Clinton would become president - an ascension some scholars believe would be in violation of the spirit of the Constitution's 22 nd Amendment prohibition on president's serving a third term. Hillary Clinton's campaign could even become the most expensive one ever in the United States. Her name and network give her a financial power that is nearly impossible to match by the other Democratic contenders. The most profound similarity between the top two democratic candidates is they are both lifelong public servants. Both have law degrees. Mr. Obama earned his from Harvard and Mrs. Clinton from Yale. Barack has accomplished many “first” as a Black person and Hillary has many “first” for a woman. The major difference is Hillary governs from the top (corporations and leaders) down and Barack from the bottom (people) up. The supposed Achilles heel of Senator Barack Obama (Illinois) has been his reported lack of experience, which is for the direct benefit of Senator Hillary Clinton (New York) and raises her value to deserving the democratic nominee. When one looks deeper, that’s not necessarily the truth, especially since Hillary is fourteen years older than Barack, which has given her additional time to accomplish more.Voters who do not like Bill Clinton, or anything about his time as president, will be unlikely to cast a ballot for Hillary, who may be just like her husband. More importantly, however, is the concern that Hillary Clinton will, in essence, be an extension of the Obama administration (in theory) , but we know whose extension it is : Bill Clinton's .
That's the problem with high school history books. They're mostly myth or whitewash. Don't forget, Washington was offered a throne. What if he had not rejected the idea?
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
(1)>>nepotism. Currently, there have been two families that have held either the position of President or Vice President of the USA for the past twenty-seven years and this has resulted in this country moving further and further away from the basic truth that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs..Nepotism is a common accusation in politics when the relative of a powerful figure ascends to similar power seemingly without appropriate qualifications. The British English expression "Bob's your uncle" is thought to have originated when Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, promoted his nephew, Arthur Balfour, to the esteemed post of Chief Secretary for Ireland, which was widely seen as an act of nepotism. (2)>>Bill Clinton. The American dynasties pretty much don't have anything new; they have become more cumbersome than ever. Clintons and Bushes have already ruled over America for 20 consecutive years — 1989-2009. If either Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush wins the 2016 presidential election, their families will have occupied the White House for 24 years in a 30-year period — a nepotism that is starting to cause some cringing. Though the Constitution appears to make Bill Clinton and other two-term presidents ineligible for the office of vice president, there's never been a test case.And some political scientists have raised questions about that interpretation.Nonetheless, Hillary Clinton has acknowledged the idea of Vice President Bill Clinton is unrealistic. "He would be good, but he's not eligible, under the Constitution. He has served his two terms and I think the argument would be as vice president it would not be possible for him to ever succeed to the position," she said on the television show Extra.