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Obama, Hillary and the 22nd Amendment

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President Obama told the world Tuesday that he is a “pretty good” president and that he could win a third term if he could run again.

Perhaps our very confident leader has been reading The Queen, and Hillary certainly should have by now, and if she has, she’d know from the first chapter what sort of an incredible opening the president’s remarks provide her.

In the book I urge Hillary to adopt the position that the 22nd Amendment should be repealed as inconsistent with the Framers’ design, destructive of all second terms, and an unfortunate impediment to her husband’s and now President Obama’s tenures in the Oval Office.  Hillary ought to be arguing that both of them deserved third terms, and that President Clinton would have beaten Governor George Bush and that President Obama clearly would win a third term. The upsides of taking this position –as well as of the others I urge on her, including advocating for the abolition of the Electoral College– are much, much superior to the climate change extremism she is now spoutingCombined with the doubling of the capital-gains tax she has proposed and the growing implications of her server scandal, Hillary is rapidly making herself unelectable in the general –a voice from the distant past, trying to sound relevant by picking up the slogans of the Occupy Movement.

There’s still time to head off a serious primary challenge built on growing fears about her weariness and obvious tin-ear, and of course about her scandal-and-catastrophe plagued career at State, but she needs to start thinking outside of the box and reading outside of her staff-generated talking points and recycled ’60s slogans:




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