Donald Trump, the former president, has a unique restriction that appeals to his 2024 GOP competitors and Republicans hoping to be his vice presidential candidate: he is only allowed to serve one more term.
This is so because it is against the Constitution for someone to be elected president more than two times.
Might Be An Issue
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is one potential GOP contender who has openly said GOP primary voters next year may care about the term limit.
On the radio show “Good Morning New Hampshire,” Pompeo stated they would nominate a person who is honorable, responsible, thoughtful, and prepared to succeed for eight years.
The 2024 GOP nominee will be ready to serve 8 years, Mike Pompeo said, implicitly singling out Trump as the wrong choice.
* Trump is only eligible to be elected once more.
* But that makes his VP slot more valuable.
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— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) February 13, 2023
Whether or not Trump suffers with the Republican electorate due to the term restriction, it raises the value of a position on his ticket.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, was reportedly eyeing the vice presidential nomination last month.
Recently elected Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparked speculation about the position when she delivered the party’s reply to President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
According to a Republican consultant who worked on Trump’s 2020 campaign, it considerably raises the stakes.
According to the strategist, if Trump gets the nomination, his choice for vice president would be “an apparent front-runner in 2028 if they win” and “a potential frontrunner” if they lose.
However, some in the GOP have said there are grounds to believe the two-term limit strengthens the case against electing the former president.
Few Republicans think Trump will be evaluated primarily on the number of terms he can serve. Allies make the case he could accomplish more in four years than anybody else may in eight, but some in the GOP say there are many reasons to believe this.
Four Years is Enough
Trump’s backers claim he showed in his first term he could accomplish a lot in a short time, frequently arguing he did more in a term than other administrations had done in two.
Trump exposed not only the obvious corruption, but proved issues could be handled in a timely manner. For example, he had our borders in better shape than they had been in for many years. He had many accomplishments while fighting the establishment, both parties, 24/7 for 4 yrs.
— RodMan (@OpinionAlert713) February 9, 2023
The GOP consultant who worked on Trump’s last campaign claimed the majority of primary voters wouldn’t give the difference between one term and two terms any thought.
In addition, Trump’s spokesperson, Steven Cheung, said the candidate required less time than any conceivable challenger to do more.
Of course, the procedure is still in its early stages. There is now just one contender in the contest; it is unclear who will oppose him, much alone what reasons will be used to turn people against him.
Sen. Josh Hawley, who stated he is running for re-election rather than for the GOP presidential candidacy, told NBC News he is unsure of the issue’s ability to be used effectively against Trump.
Many things will hinge on how the preliminary results turn out. Trump’s attraction, according to Keller, is he’s a proven commodity, even if he can only hold office for one term.This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.