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to wonder why Obama isn't running for president

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TheoriginalLEM Tue 22-Mar-16 21:06:58

just that really.

he seems like the best man for the job

nancy75 Tue 22-Mar-16 21:07:32

In the US they can only do 2 terms

TonySopranosVest Tue 22-Mar-16 21:07:45

They can only serve two terms as president.

topcat2014 Tue 22-Mar-16 21:07:47

They only get two terms in the USA, and he is on his second.

7Days Tue 22-Mar-16 21:08:01

You only get two goes

IndridCold Tue 22-Mar-16 21:08:02

Because there is a limit of two terms.

Palomb Tue 22-Mar-16 21:08:05

Yy they only get to run two terms and then they're out. Poor America!

Wigeon Tue 22-Mar-16 21:08:17

Because in America presidents are only allowed to serve for two terms maximum.

nancy75 Tue 22-Mar-16 21:08:33

He also isn't that popular, but even if the whole country was going to vote for him it wouldn't be allowed

NashvilleQueen Tue 22-Mar-16 21:08:35

And that's that!

Wigeon Tue 22-Mar-16 21:08:48

Er, massive cross post!

LineyReborn Tue 22-Mar-16 21:09:13

Because law

nancy75 Tue 22-Mar-16 21:10:01

If only all threads were that easily solved grin

7Days Tue 22-Mar-16 21:10:13

So apparently the strategy is, term 1, build your support, don't upset too many people. Get elected in term 2, leave your legacy. Call in all your favours and don't care if you become unelectable.

TaintedAngel Tue 22-Mar-16 21:10:47

What everyone else has said. Massively dissapointing. Trump is a twunt and Hilary Clinton's opinions on things change as often as the wind. America doesn't have a great choice.

DowntonDiva Tue 22-Mar-16 21:15:26

Before I opened the thread I was thinking "cos he probably wants a flipping break"grin

I didn't know they could only serve two terms. Every day's a school day!

lostincumbria Tue 22-Mar-16 21:15:40

I'm confused. George Bush definitely did more two.

Figgygal Tue 22-Mar-16 21:16:56

Yup as others said two terms in law is all they're allowed to do

zaalitje Tue 22-Mar-16 21:17:27

Nope George bush snr did 2 then Clinton did 2 then George bush jnr did 2

MrsH1989 Tue 22-Mar-16 21:17:40

Lost - you can do 2, have a term out and run again. You just cannot do more than 2 consecutive I think.

lostincumbria Tue 22-Mar-16 21:17:41

And Clinton's trying again too.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 22-Mar-16 21:17:43

There was George Bush.

And george W Bush.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 22-Mar-16 21:18:39


Thats Hilary Clinton. She hasn't been President at all.

Gazelda Tue 22-Mar-16 21:18:42

Lost he didn't do more than 2 terms. Are you sure you aren't counting both George Bush and his son George W Bush? Both served as President.

RougeEtNoir Tue 22-Mar-16 21:18:51

No, Bush did 2 terms too - 4 years each. His dad did 1 term.

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