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Go Away, Comeback Kid

K Lo: That’s a cool poll on Bush vs. Clinton. Here’s what the former president recently said about the 22nd Amendment (limiting a president to two terms): “There may come a time when we have elected a president at age 45 or 50 and then 20 years later, the country comes up with the same sorts of problems the president faced before, and the people would like to bring that man or woman back.” So he doesn’t much like it. If there hadn’t been a 22nd Amendment, Clinton says he would have tried to remain in office: “You’d have had to throw me out.” Memo to Bubba: Judging from this new poll, looks like we might have done just that.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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