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Is there a law against?

by maggiea43 / March 20, 2008 8:09 AM PDT

I have been trying to find an answer to this for several months now with no luck. The question is, can Hillery pick Bill for her running mate? Everyone says no, because it's against the law. But, no one can tell me where to find this law. Then they say no, because if something happens to her, he would be President, and he can't be Pres. That's why I want to see the law. I know he can't run for Pres. but could he be put in the position to become Pres. These are two different situations. So, if anyone has the answer, I would assume they could also show me the law. Anyone know?....Maggie

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No because.....
by Angeline Booher / March 20, 2008 8:24 AM PDT

....... the Vice President is a heartbeat away from being the President.

Hope this helps.

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Are you saying no there is no law,
by maggiea43 / March 20, 2008 8:33 AM PDT
In reply to: No because.....

or no he can't be her running mate? Maggie

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Have you read
by critic411 / March 20, 2008 9:06 AM PDT
In reply to: No because.....

the Constitution lately??

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this might help
by WOODS-HICK / March 20, 2008 8:34 AM PDT
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From what I'm understanding,
by maggiea43 / March 20, 2008 8:47 AM PDT
In reply to: this might help

a person can't be "Elected". That means he can't run again. It doesn't mean he can't be Vice President". It doesn't address this at all. So it seems to me this could be used as a "loop
hole" if they decided to do this. As far as it making it possible for him to become Pres.if something happened, being placed and being elected are two totally different things.....Maggie

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heres the read i get
by Elijah . / March 20, 2008 8:49 AM PDT

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He can't. He is constitutionally ineligible to be President under the terms of the 22nd Amendment, since he served two elected terms. Therefore he cannot serve as Vice President, because of that ineligibility as outlined in the 12th Amendment. No one can serve as Vice President if he is constitutionally ineligible to serve as President . That's what the 12th Amendment says. No wiggling room. No debate.

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Very good...
by maggiea43 / March 20, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
In reply to: heres the read i get

I read some of the posts there, and this one falls in line with my thinking. Don't know how acurate it is, but this is basiclly what I was wondering.....

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I've heard a lot of discussion of this point, and actually it's a legal gray area.

Clinton can't be president again but there's no law that he can't be vice president. Some experts seem to think he could be elected as vice president and then if Hillary died he would be passed over and the presidency would go to the Speaker of the House.

And of course it should be pointed out that The 22nd Amendment, fixing term limits for the president, says that a person can't be ELECTED president more than twice. It doesn't say that an ex-president can't become president by succession.

If Hillary got the nomination and picked Bill for VP (unlikely but I guess possible) the Republicans would immediately bring a lawsuit to have him declared disqualified for the post. The Supreme Court, whose job it is to interpret the Constitution, would decide, and their decision would be final. THIS Supreme Court would probably decide that it was illegal for -any- Democrat to be vice president.

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Remember, Elijah,...
by Paul C / March 20, 2008 9:07 AM PDT
In reply to: heres the read i get're talking about the Clintstones here. If there's a way for them to regain and retain power, they'll find it.

Count on much litigation were Miss Hillaruh to get to that point...

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Using "Ask Yahoo" is almost
by critic411 / March 20, 2008 9:07 AM PDT
In reply to: heres the read i get

as bad as using WIKI as definitive sources.

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by Elijah . / March 20, 2008 9:12 AM PDT

its telling the the facts right
do you disagree?
as its in the constitution
unless your going to re write it

the only thing bill can do if shes elected is help pick out the dinnerware
of course i think he will be the puppet master

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that was my take
by WOODS-HICK / March 20, 2008 11:41 AM PDT

which is why I said: "might."

apparently those who have read the constitution do not have an answer for you. also 21st century possibilities are not presented in that document. the link provided which amendments applied to your question.

after reading your later posts and Elijah's; your conclusion that it is an untested gray area is correct IMNHO.

nyc mayor giuliani tried to convince voters that he should be elected to an unlawful third term. he claimed he was too valuable and new york would crumble without him.

well the rest is history and bloomberg was swept into office and the statue of liberty is still holding her lamp up to the world. and we all know how mayor giuliani's presidential bid went: quick.

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the constitution
by Jstanley. / March 20, 2008 12:42 PM PDT
In reply to: that was my take

states he cant run as vp

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welcome aboard Jstanley
by WOODS-HICK / March 20, 2008 1:18 PM PDT
In reply to: the constitution

glad this post caught your eye immediately.

I guess you will just have to show us: why and why not.

is it the US Constitution? you were not clear.

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as the op was about the us vp
by Jstanley. / March 20, 2008 1:57 PM PDT

i would think so but then again im a fast learner and as im new hi friend said this was a warm and friendly forum

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that is all true
by WOODS-HICK / March 20, 2008 2:11 PM PDT

now answer the question if you wish you know the one that started this discussion saying it is in the constitution is vague there are many words in the constitution I am comfortable with my answer you should give your detailed answer the originator it was not my query please answer any questions I may have in the future I am looking forward to the next encounter

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Where in the constitution
by maggiea43 / March 20, 2008 10:57 PM PDT
In reply to: the constitution

does it say he can't be vice president? I can't find it. Would you please tell me where it is?....Maggie

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Try this
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 20, 2008 11:04 PM PDT . The very last sentence.

"But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States".

Sorry, just saw your post appear in the Latest Posts list and it got me wondering. Happy

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thank you mark
by Jstanley. / March 20, 2008 11:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Try this

for your post

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Thank you, Mark...
by maggiea43 / March 21, 2008 12:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Try this

This is the first answer that answers my question!! Now, if they pull this off, we will know that our Constitution is down the drain. Will be interesting to watch....Maggie

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Arrogance - Ego - Definition of "is"...........
by Mac McMullen / March 20, 2008 9:13 AM PDT

Anyone care to honestly believe the Clinton's haven't at least seriously
considered such a move ?

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that defines our current president also
by WOODS-HICK / March 20, 2008 9:25 AM PDT

your subject line.

and the bush dynasty just breeds presidents. do you really think GWB would be the president of the USA without his parents.

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