WASHINGTON D.C. (NEWSWATCH33) – President Barack Obama seeks to run for a third term as President of the United States. Although the 22nd Amendment prevents more than two terms, Congress is seeking to repeal the amendment to allow any president to serve up to three terms.
According to reports, President Obama seeks to serve a third presidential term. Due to the lack of strong Democratic presidential candidates, the Democratic party is in favor of allowing Obama to serve a third term. Much debate surrounds the issue of Obama or for that fact any president serving more than two terms due to the 22nd Amendment. However, with the assistance of Congress, if the 22nd Amendment is successfully repealed, essentially Obama can serve a third term, provided he wins the election.
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In order for Congress to successfully repeal the 22nd Amendment, 38 of the 50 states must vote in favor of the new amendment. Reportedly, 32 states are in favor of repealing the 22nd Amendment giving more than enough steam for other states to follow suit. Rep. José E. Serrano has been the front proponent on ratifying the amendment has gain much support from the Democratic Party and even some support from the Republican Party.
The only president to serve more than two terms was Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1940 he won the election for his third term. Four years later in 1944, he ran again. He became the only president to be elected to a fourth term. However, he was president for only a year into his fourth term before he suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away. Perhaps he was able to remain president for so long because his country was in a state of turmoil, World War II and the post-depression era, and they wanted a reliable figure to turn to and lead them during one of their weakened times.
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