Clinton: Give Presidents 3rd Term

But not him, he tells Joe Scarborough
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2011 11:35 AM CST
Updated Nov 12, 2011 11:40 AM CST

(Newser) – Bill Clinton thinks presidents should be able to serve more than two terms—not that he’s thinking of himself or anything. Clinton appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week to promote his new book, and in a brief exchange that caught Politico’s eye was asked if presidents should be able to serve a third term after taking a break. “I’ve always thought that should be the rule,” he replied.

“I think as a practical matter, you couldn’t apply this to anyone who has already served,” he added, “but going forward, I personally believe that should be the rule." After all, he reasoned, people were living longer and would be able to serve later in life. “Parliamentary systems do it. The great Gladstone served four times, the last time when he was 82."

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