jobestr asked this question on 11/17/2000:
Can a president run for a third term after he/she has set out for a term? If not what is the rules on years in which a person can be president.
JesseGordon gave this response on 11/17/2000:
Nope, Clinton is retiring for life.
The 22nd amendment says:
"No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice...."
It's just "more than twice", wiht nothing about skipped terms.
JesseGordon gave this follow-up answer on 11/17/2000:
The maximum number of years is therefore 8, if you get elected president.
If you get elected V.P. and the president dies with less than 2 years left in your term, then you can still get re-elected twice, which would make a total of 10 years.
That's in the 22nd amendment too.
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