On December 6 mailbag you correctly note
that Clinton cannot run for a third term.
But then you say:
>Now, there are always ways to find
>loopholes. For instance, the amendment
>doesn’t say anything about “serving” as
>president, only about being elected.
>So it seems nothing (except maybe
>the voters) would prevent Clinton from
>being elected as the vice president,
>and then serving out a term if the
>president resigns or dies (oooh, that
>oughta get the conspiracy nuts going).
Actually the Constitution would prevent
him from being VP as well.
“But no person constitutionally ineligible
for the office of President shall be
eligible to that of Vice-President of the
- U.S. Constition, Amendment XII
Since as you note, Amendment XXII prevents
him from running for president, he cannot
become VP. Thus when Noon of January 20
of 2001 comes to the nation’s capitol,
we need not worry about having Bill
Clinton as president.