Against Term Limits

Bill Clinton spoke this morning at the Fiscal Summit and, as ever, he’s very impressive at talking the details of public policy in a semi-informal setting. Very, very impressive.

Indeed, I heard a few people mention that Bill Clinton makes them wish that there was no rule against a president serving two terms. And beyond the specifics of the 2000 election, I have to agree. It was very strange in 2008 to have this grand interpretive battle over whether or not electing John McCain would amount to four years of more of the same. And in general, I’m against restricting voters’ choices in terms of who might be president. I think parties should be allowed to nominate an immigrant if that’s what they want to do. Or a young person. Or someone who’s already served as president for two terms. Why not?