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If Obama picked a Clinton VP: Which One?

Old 06-03-08, 03:31 PM
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If Obama picked a Clinton VP: Which One?

Clearly the talk of Hillary Clinton becoming Obama's VP is the dominant talk however i don't know...although I know it'd never happen I'd actually prefer to see Bill back in there.

Afaik there's no law that a former president can't serve another 8 years as VP.

Anybody else like the idea?
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Originally Posted by wz42
Afaik there's no law that a former president can't serve another 8 years as VP.
Actually, there is.

Then again, the 22nd Amendment only says he can't be elected president again. Hmm...

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You can't be VP if you can't be P.
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You can't be VP if you can't be P.
I believe you but where does that say that?

I'll never understand the concept of only allowing a leader to serve in "management" for 8 years.
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The Constitution should be required reading before people post polls in here.
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Jimmy Carter can be VP!
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
The Constitution should be required reading before people post polls in here.
So non-Americans should have to read it to be req'd to post?
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Originally Posted by wz42
Afaik there's no law that a former president can't serve another 8 years as VP.
Originally Posted by Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution
But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States
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The poll is incomplete. Chelsea and Roger should be on there...maybe even George?
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Jimmy Carter can be VP!
I'd actually go for that too
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Originally Posted by wz42
So non-Americans should have to read it to be req'd to post?

If you are going to post polls about American politics, absolutely.
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Originally Posted by wz42
I believe you but where does that say that?

I'll never understand the concept of only allowing a leader to serve in "management" for 8 years.
Wikipedia claims the 12th amendment says it. Too lazy to go get actual text.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice_Pr..._United_States
The Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States."
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If you are going to post polls about American politics, absolutely.
You've read it from start to end? I just checked on it's size and if so I am impressed.
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wz42: <a href="http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.php?p=8724055&postcount=8">JasonF did</a>.

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My pick would be Clinton Portis.

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Sadly, Clinton Portis is ineligible for the office as well.
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But now that I think about it, Clinton isn't "constitutionally ineligible to the office of President". He just can't be elected to that office. If he were Speaker of the House, for instance, and the prez and the vp were hit by a bus -- he'd be president again.

I hope I haven't given anybody a bad idea...
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I'd take this Clinton over either of the ones in the poll.

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Wikipedia claims the 12th amendment says it. Too lazy to go get actual text.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice_Pr..._United_States
Too bad. It would have been great to have another sex scandal in the white house.
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But now that I think about it, Clinton isn't "constitutionally ineligible to the office of President". He just can't be elected to that office. If he were Speaker of the House, for instance, and the prez and the vp were hit by a bus -- he'd be president again.

I hope I haven't given anybody a bad idea...
I hope you have They could both resign and hed be back.
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I'd take this Clinton over either of the ones in the poll.[/img]
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wz42: <a href="http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.php?p=8724055&postcount=8">JasonF did</a>.

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Yep. I saw that after submitting my post and corrected it.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
The Constitution should be required reading before people post polls in here.
That pesky thing?

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But now that I think about it, Clinton isn't "constitutionally ineligible to the office of President". He just can't be elected to that office.
Arguably true based on a strict textual reading, but there's a debate amongst Consitutional scholars as to whether that's really the right reading. It's pretty much an academic debate, though, since it's unlikely to ever come up (this thread notwithstanding).

If he were Speaker of the House, for instance, and the prez and the vp were hit by a bus -- he'd be president again.
Again, it depends how you read the 22nd Amendment. The Presidential Succession Act of 1947 specifies that to be in the line of succession, you must be "eligible to the office of President under the Constitution." That's why, currently, the presidential line of succession jumps straight from Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer to Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, skipping over two cabinet posts (those two Secretaries -- Carlos Gutierrez and Elaine Chao -- are immigrants).

So if Bill Clinton were the Speaker of the House and President Obama and Vice President Clinton Kelly were killed, the line of succession would skip over the former President and go straight to the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate (assuming, again, that the courts read "eligible to the office of President under the Constitution" to mean "eligible to the office of President under the Constitution under the 22nd Amendment.")
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You've read it from start to end? I just checked on it's size and if so I am impressed.
You have no idea how painful it was for me to get it tattooed on there, either.
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You have no idea how painful it was for me to get it tattooed on there, either.
Then I'm not only impressed but also envious.

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