Bush Disagrees With Reagan, Backs Limit of 2 Terms in Office
President Bush said in an interview released today that he does not agree with former President Ronald Reagan that the Constitution’s 22nd Amendment limiting the chief executive to two terms should be repealed.
Bush told Knight-Ridder Newspapers that he supports the “status quo,” unlike his predecessor who complained about the limit and even indicated that he would have enjoyed seeking a third term despite being the oldest President in history.
Reagan, 78, vowed to campaign for repeal of the amendment after he left office six months ago. The amendment was promoted during his own younger political days by Republicans upset at the four White House terms won by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt.