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Trump: Supporters Might ‘Demand’ He Serve More Than Two Terms
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  • Jeff
    Voted Oppose
    06/17/2019
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    I do believe this President makes comments like this to draw the media's attention, not because he believes there is any chance it will happen. The real point is around term limits and whether they remain appropriate. The barriers to get elected, I believe, are much higher than a generation ago. It takes such a significant amount of resources to mount a campaign that the scale tips further in the direction of the incumbent. A robust democracy requires engagement and term limits, in my opinion, provide some protection that a well financed by special interest incumbent can be reasonably challenged for re-election. The reality of the election process in this day and age make the balance term limits provide a necessity.

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