It was an unwritten rule for over a century-and-a-half in American politics that no Constitutionally qualified citizen elected president would ever seek a third term.
Political folklore cites President George Washington as refusing to seek a third term for fear of the American president becoming what he fought so hard end — a monarchy ruling the American people.
It was in 1940 when the godfather of American Socialism, Franklin D. Roosevelt, broke with tradition and successfully won his third term to the White House. To rub his opponents collective noses in it, FDR ran for and won his fourth term in 1944. Continue reading “Can a Person Serve as President for More Than Eight Years? Technically, Yes”