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mike dub

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Mon Jan 18, 2016, 09:18 PM Jan 2016

Am I the only one who thinks about this, regarding Bill and Hillary Clinton? [View all]

This has been on my mind for awhile and I haven't seen it mentioned on DU, and most certainly not in what little MSM I read and watch.

Although (as far as I know) the Constitution doesn't mention both partners in a married couple being forbidden to hold the office of POTUS, it would seem weird (for lack of a better way to describe my thoughts on it) to me if both Bill and later Hillary both held the office. Bill held the office first, so at the risk of sounding sexist: Bill won the office first, and I just think it would be Weird if both partners of a married couple held the most powerful office in the world. If nothing else, it would be the height of elitism for that one married household. imho.

I've supported Bernie since the first time I heard that he'd declared his candidacy, and I won't vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary for any number of reasons that are mentioned here in the Bernie group daily, and once again after last night's debate. Hillary's 'rational' message and candidacy as mentioned by an aide off the record in the big NYTimes piece a few days back, is basically a strategy of maintaining the Status Quo, and I have had it with politics as usual.

Yeah, we all talk about not wanting JEB to continue the Bush dynasty, and as much as I can't stand any of the Bushes, Dubya and JEB and poppy at least don't all live in the same house. Again, I just have a hangup against family members as a married couple both potentially holding the office. Just my opinion, and of course Americans (particularly rich Americans like the Clintons) have the freedom to run for office as they please.

I think Bernie will win the primaries and in November, but if Hillary were to win the primary and be elected in November, well, I think that would make Bill and Hillary Clinton THE most elite couple in the world -- both having held the highest office in the world. I'm throwing the E word around, but I think this would qualify.

I'm basing all of this on just my thoughts/ void where prohibited/ your mileage may vary.

Please share your thoughts: have you ever thought this as well? And if not, does it matter at all to you?

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Both spouses of a married couple being President would be kind of weird
5 (71%)
Go for it - none of your business if both spouses from the same marriage become POTUS
2 (29%)
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