2016-06-08

Of Interest: Can Bill Be Hillary's VP?

Source: Everything-PR

After the California Primary has killed all hopes (save an FBI indictment) for Bernie Sanders being the Democratic Presidential nominee attention will now be turning to Hillary's VP pick.  Elizabeth Warren is a popular name being batted around, some even said Bernie (highly unlikely).  I don't think that Hillary will pick Warren she would steal too much of her thunder.  Then I got to thinking what do the Clinton's like more than anything?  POWER!  What could be better than one Clinton? TWO Clintons!  But can it be done?  Apparently I'm not the only one who has thought of this and people were thinking of it prior to her presumptive nomination as well as this Washington Post article from September 18th 2015 shows:

Bill Clinton for Vice President?

Per the article the answer is clear as mud and the answer depends on how you (or more likely the courts) interpret different portions of The Constitution:

The Twelfth Amendment: “[N]o person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.”

The Twenty-Second Amendment: “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice ….”

Article II, § 1, cl. 4: “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.”

I don't think that the article ever really answers the question and to follow the legal logic as it bounces between the 12th and 22nd amendment surely involves some dizzying intellect somewhat like this...


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