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Can Obama be president again?
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Non US so apologies if stupid question.

I know he couldn't stand for re-election as he was president for 8 years but can he stand again in the future?
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Stumps] [ In reply to ]
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No
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Stumps] [ In reply to ]
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No
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
No

Maybe in Kenya?
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Stumps] [ In reply to ]
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Please no. Never again.
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Stumps] [ In reply to ]
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According to many Trump supporters Obama has been planning a coup to retake the White House.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Stumps] [ In reply to ]
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'Obama' is a state of mind, a state of peace and prosperity - with a tad of kicking the can down the road . . . as such, we'll have Obamas again I assure you
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Well, he is still the Shadow President, so I hear
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Stumps] [ In reply to ]
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Non US so apologies if stupid question.


Are you referring to yourself or Obama?
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [ChrisM] [ In reply to ]
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ChrisM wrote:
Well, he is still the Shadow President, so I hear

Things were more simple when the only shadows were made by black helicopters.
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [JD21] [ In reply to ]
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JD21 wrote:
Non US so apologies if stupid question.


Are you referring to yourself or Obama?

both Kenyans.
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Stumps] [ In reply to ]
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Stumps] [ In reply to ]
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Michelle Obama could run!
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Dapper Dan] [ In reply to ]
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Hey, now there's an idea...!
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [OneGoodLeg] [ In reply to ]
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There's no way she could be as crooked as Hillary.
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [racin_rusty] [ In reply to ]
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racin_rusty wrote:
There's no way she could be as crooked as Hillary.

Yet
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Stumps] [ In reply to ]
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Stumps wrote:
Non US so apologies if stupid question.

I know he couldn't stand for re-election as he was president for 8 years but can he stand again in the future?

The 22nd amendment of our constitution states that nobody can be elected president more than twice so President Obama could not be elected to a 3rd term.

A question that comes up a lot is if a president who is elected twice can serve as vice president and potentially assume the presidency? The answer is no. Our 12th amendment requires that vice presidents be elegible of being elected president. So President Obama could not serve as vice president and assume the office due to presidential incapacity.

However, I don't believe there is anything preventing a former president from serving in the House of Representatives. If President Obama was elected to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House he could conceivably assume the presidency if both the president and vice president were incapacitated. Pretty long shot but stranger things have happened
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [outerlimit] [ In reply to ]
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outerlimit wrote:
Stumps wrote:
Non US so apologies if stupid question.

I know he couldn't stand for re-election as he was president for 8 years but can he stand again in the future?


The 22nd amendment of our constitution states that nobody can be elected president more than twice so President Obama could not be elected to a 3rd term.

A question that comes up a lot is if a president who is elected twice can serve as vice president and potentially assume the presidency? The answer is no. Our 12th amendment requires that vice presidents be elegible of being elected president. So President Obama could not serve as vice president and assume the office due to presidential incapacity.

However, I don't believe there is anything preventing a former president from serving in the House of Representatives. If President Obama was elected to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House he could conceivably assume the presidency if both the president and vice president were incapacitated. Pretty long shot but stranger things have happened

the most common option i hear for him is a seat on the SCOTUS.


Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [OneGoodLeg] [ In reply to ]
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OneGoodLeg wrote:
Hey, now there's an idea...!

Could you imagine? The wife of a former President running for President! PFFFFTTT....

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [outerlimit] [ In reply to ]
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outerlimit wrote:
Stumps wrote:
Non US so apologies if stupid question.

I know he couldn't stand for re-election as he was president for 8 years but can he stand again in the future?

The 22nd amendment of our constitution states that nobody can be elected president more than twice so President Obama could not be elected to a 3rd term.

A question that comes up a lot is if a president who is elected twice can serve as vice president and potentially assume the presidency? The answer is no. Our 12th amendment requires that vice presidents be elegible of being elected president. So President Obama could not serve as vice president and assume the office due to presidential incapacity.

However, I don't believe there is anything preventing a former president from serving in the House of Representatives. If President Obama was elected to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House he could conceivably assume the presidency if both the president and vice president were incapacitated. Pretty long shot but stranger things have happened

So a former president who served two terms can serve in a position that is in the line of succession?


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Re: Can Obama be president again? [outerlimit] [ In reply to ]
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outerlimit wrote:
Stumps wrote:
Non US so apologies if stupid question.

I know he couldn't stand for re-election as he was president for 8 years but can he stand again in the future?


The 22nd amendment of our constitution states that nobody can be elected president more than twice so President Obama could not be elected to a 3rd term.

A question that comes up a lot is if a president who is elected twice can serve as vice president and potentially assume the presidency? The answer is no. Our 12th amendment requires that vice presidents be elegible of being elected president. So President Obama could not serve as vice president and assume the office due to presidential incapacity.

However, I don't believe there is anything preventing a former president from serving in the House of Representatives. If President Obama was elected to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House he could conceivably assume the presidency if both the president and vice president were incapacitated. Pretty long shot but stranger things have happened

Tell that to Gerald Ford ;)

Because the 22nd says "elected", I believe going from speaker to president would be valid.
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [outerlimit] [ In reply to ]
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However, I don't believe there is anything preventing a former president from serving in the House of Representatives. If President Obama was elected to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House he could conceivably assume the presidency if both the president and vice president were incapacitated. Pretty long shot but stranger things have happened.

I'm curious about that. It's my understanding that both Kissinger and Albright, as naturalized citizens, would not have been eligible to assume the office under the line of succession, even though both were technically fourth in line as secretaries of state.
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
outerlimit wrote:
Stumps wrote:
Non US so apologies if stupid question.

I know he couldn't stand for re-election as he was president for 8 years but can he stand again in the future?


The 22nd amendment of our constitution states that nobody can be elected president more than twice so President Obama could not be elected to a 3rd term.

A question that comes up a lot is if a president who is elected twice can serve as vice president and potentially assume the presidency? The answer is no. Our 12th amendment requires that vice presidents be elegible of being elected president. So President Obama could not serve as vice president and assume the office due to presidential incapacity.

However, I don't believe there is anything preventing a former president from serving in the House of Representatives. If President Obama was elected to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House he could conceivably assume the presidency if both the president and vice president were incapacitated. Pretty long shot but stranger things have happened


the most common option i hear for him is a seat on the SCOTUS.

And give up those $400,000 engagements to lecture Fat Cat Bankers? Ha.
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [CaptainCanada] [ In reply to ]
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CaptainCanada wrote:
outerlimit wrote:
Stumps wrote:
Non US so apologies if stupid question.

I know he couldn't stand for re-election as he was president for 8 years but can he stand again in the future?

The 22nd amendment of our constitution states that nobody can be elected president more than twice so President Obama could not be elected to a 3rd term.

A question that comes up a lot is if a president who is elected twice can serve as vice president and potentially assume the presidency? The answer is no. Our 12th amendment requires that vice presidents be elegible of being elected president. So President Obama could not serve as vice president and assume the office due to presidential incapacity.

However, I don't believe there is anything preventing a former president from serving in the House of Representatives. If President Obama was elected to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House he could conceivably assume the presidency if both the president and vice president were incapacitated. Pretty long shot but stranger things have happened

So a former president who served two terms can serve in a position that is in the line of succession?

Yes but could only serve 1 year and 364 days as president
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Re: Can Obama be president again? [AlanShearer] [ In reply to ]
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However, I don't believe there is anything preventing a former president from serving in the House of Representatives. If President Obama was elected to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House he could conceivably assume the presidency if both the president and vice president were incapacitated. Pretty long shot but stranger things have happened.

I'm curious about that. It's my understanding that both Kissinger and Albright, as naturalized citizens, would not have been eligible to assume the office under the line of succession, even though both were technically fourth in line as secretaries of state.


No the 12th makes them ineligible so everyone else moved up one slot

ETA nevermind the 12th is VP only
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