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Old May 4 2008, 02:26 AM   #44
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I just threw up a little bit in my mouth right there.
Then my cautionary post has served its purpose.
Lets just hope you haven't jinxed it.

Just to satisfy my curiosity, what were the circumstances that kept FDR in for four terms?
He ran for re-election and kept winning. Though he didn't actually serve out his fourth term -- he died early on in that term and Truman served out the rest of it before being elected to his own term.

There was no legal prohibition against a president serving more than two terms; it was a tradition that had been established by George Washington and went unbroken until FDR. The Twenty-Second Amendment, setting a two-term limit on presidents, wasn't passed until 1951.
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