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Is one term or even two terms long enough for a President to get the job done?

  1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
    ReneeDC1979posted 5 years ago

    Is one term or even two terms long enough for a President to get the job done?

    As the election draws near, what do you think?  Should a President's term be extended?  I heard Michelle Obama on the radio today asking people to vote for Obama to give him time to finish what he started.  She spoke of parents teaching their children not to quit and to complete your task.

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    SassySue1963posted 5 years ago

    Parents and children analogy? Really? Exactly how the Democrats see the relationship between Government and the people though. Perfect example.
    Reagan inherited just as big a mess if not more so. While he did not accomplish all goals his first term he was re-elected in a landslide because all economic indicators were moving in the right direction and the average American could FEEL the recovery. So really, don't tell me it couldn't be done in one term. Obama himself said if he couldn't turn things around he'd be a one term President. I hope that is at least one campaign promise the American people force him to keep.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you SassySue1963 for your comment.

  3. Sapper profile image71
    Sapperposted 5 years ago

    I think each president should only have one term, but it should be for 8, or maybe even 6, years. A vast majority get re-elected anyways, and if someone is really that bad, there are ways of removing them from office. I think if they weren't so worried about getting elected a second time, they would focus more time and energy on actually running the country.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
      ReneeDC1979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great point Sapper - thanks for your comment!  I like your idea of one term - but for a longer period.

  4. Efficient Admin profile image92
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    I think if they work hard enough and focus hard enough someone could make a difference for the good in the first term.  It would get them re-elected for a second term, but the problem is someone that good nobody would want to get rid of.

  5. thegecko profile image79
    thegeckoposted 5 years ago

    Our country is a work in progress. The job is never done smile

 
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