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Vertices Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 2:22 PM
I am calling for 1 presidential term of 6 years. That way, we are spared from silly season a little bit longer, and the president can focus on his job the entire time rather than campaign from his teleprompter 2 years into his first term which just delays any real leadership or work from getting done. Then at the end of the 6 year term, everyone is sick of him/her and votes in fresh blood. Problem solved.
The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) wins re-election, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years -- mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency and Hurricane Katrina.

Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their re-election wins. They believe that they are invincible and that heir public approval is permanent rather than fickle.

The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the...