Back when I was a callow youth (and Reagan supporter), I wrote a high school English paper arguing for the repeal of the 22nd Amendment. Fortunately, I’ve grown up and now see the 22nd Amendment as a potentially helpful constraint on the accumulation and maintenance of power.
But it was this piece of news that led me to thank our Founders for restricting the Presidency to natural born citizens. My goodness – what a train wreck it would be to have Arnold Schwarzenegger, “The People’s Governor,” as the Republican nominee for President or as the President himself. Worse than Ike over Taft! We’d be back to Bush II’s big government conservatism – something that ought to be an oxymoron.