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    Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

    What changed from the voting that kicked a political personality and influence out of office to having all our ex Presidents still out and about influencing the World?

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    Re: Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

    What vote? Clinton and Bush served two terms each and likely would have both won third terms if it had been legal.

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    Re: Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    What vote? Clinton and Bush served two terms each and likely would have both won third terms if it had been legal.
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    Re: Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    What changed from the voting that kicked a political personality and influence out of office to having all our ex Presidents still out and about influencing the World?
    I'm not sure I understand. Many of our former Presidents from Washington onward exercised influence after their tenure ended. Jefferson intervened on a few occasions when he felt it was necessary. John Quincy Adams went to serve in the House of Representatives, Jackson in the Senate. To some degree, there have been some who have felt it necessary to retire from public life, but many had not.
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    Re: Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm not sure I understand. Many of our former Presidents from Washington onward exercised influence after their tenure ended. Jefferson intervened on a few occasions when he felt it was necessary. John Quincy Adams went to serve in the House of Representatives, Jackson in the Senate. To some degree, there have been some who have felt it necessary to retire from public life, but many had not.
    Absolutely. I also believe Taft went on to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Just because one is no longer President doesn't mean one shouln't influence the political process. I believe most ex-President get involved in charity work once they are out of office, which shows how much good they get involved in after their term.

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    Re: Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    What changed from the voting that kicked a political personality and influence out of office to having all our ex Presidents still out and about influencing the World?
    If you want to know the truth, it was Clinton who started it.
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    Re: Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm not sure I understand. Many of our former Presidents from Washington onward exercised influence after their tenure ended. Jefferson intervened on a few occasions when he felt it was necessary. John Quincy Adams went to serve in the House of Representatives, Jackson in the Senate. To some degree, there have been some who have felt it necessary to retire from public life, but many had not.
    I think he's talking about retired presidents, no ones who continued to serve elsewhere.
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    Re: Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

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    If you want to know the truth, it was Clinton who started it.
    What are you talking about? Carter was involved long before Clinton became president. He has even been outspoken against a sitting U.S. president...
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    Re: Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

    Why would we not want them utilized? They are already experienced, well known around the world, and each effective in their own way in international affairs. As long as they follow the directives of whom ever is in the White House at the time, they are very useful tools.

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    Re: Why are ex Presidents in the spotlight doing political influence?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Why would we not want them utilized? They are already experienced, well known around the world, and each effective in their own way in international affairs. As long as they follow the directives of whom ever is in the White House at the time, they are very useful tools.
    So, would you criticize Carter and Clinton for actively undermining Bush foreign policy overseas?
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