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Cyberman

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« on: 08-04-2004 11:18 »



Since when was he President and who's that left of Clinton?

Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 08-04-2004 11:32 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2004 11:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Cyberman:


Since when was he President

Sometime in the future. Those are past presidents seen from the year 3000, not from the year 2000.
 
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and who's that left of Clinton?


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TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #2 on: 08-04-2004 11:57 »

I took the freedom to post the framegrab from above with imageshack. Here it is:


Wasn't Jesse "The Body" Ventura gouverneur of an US state once? So, why shouldn't he be president of the US once? He is popular and also he was born in the USA ... Hey, even bad Western stars made it to presidency ...  wink

About Clinton's "neighbour": Probably CGEF knows more. Have a look in their "episode capsules".

While we are already talking about presidents: Is the "60th president" (I've forgotten his name) an US presidnet or an Earth president?
VoVat

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« Reply #3 on: 08-04-2004 19:22 »

I don't think that's ever stated, nor is it clear whether there's a separate count for US and Earth Presidents.  The impression seems to be that the United States took over the rest of the world, and the US Constitution is still in use, so I guess he could be either one.
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« Reply #4 on: 08-05-2004 02:59 »

 
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The impression seems to be that the United States took over the rest of the world, and the US Constitution is still in use

Since the Chinese reporter brought up Nixon being President twice already in A Head in the Polls, I'd say that was a fair explanation.

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David A

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« Reply #5 on: 08-05-2004 03:37 »

That reporter needs to read the constitution again.

Nixon served less than two years of his second term.  He could have run again if he had chosen to.
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« Reply #6 on: 08-05-2004 03:40 »

You sure?  I thought it was two terms, no matter how long/short those two terms are.

It has been 4 years since I took US Government, admittedly.
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #7 on: 08-05-2004 04:25 »

You were both on the right track. The Twenty-Second Amendment says
 
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No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

Nixon was elected twice, so he can't be elected a third time. However, if you're, say, the VP for two or more years of a term and then the Prez bites it, you can take over for the remaining two or fewer years of his term and then be elected for two more terms. It doesn't apply to Nixon, but it's something.

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David A

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« Reply #8 on: 08-05-2004 04:42 »

*Checks 22nd amendment.*

You're right, Nix.  You can't be elected to the office of the President more than twice.  You can, however, serve for more than two full terms if you became president without being elected to the office (by being Vice-President when the President dies or resigns, for example) and your term was two years or less.  More than two years, and it counts as a full term.

So, I guess I was mistaken.  Nixon couldn't have run again.

In my defense, it has been somewhat longer than 4 years since I took US Government.
VoVat

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« Reply #9 on: 08-05-2004 20:47 »

I wonder whether Nixon has set a precedent, and other heads of former presidents will start running.  It's a shame that the show never made it to November 3004, because another election episode would have been nice.
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