A report is circulating that Rush Limbaugh has been speculating about whether our unesteemed president is angling for a third term by having surrogates lay the groundwork for a repeal of the Twenty-Second Amendment.
That's an unlikely scenario.
The 22d Amendment (the numbers and italics are mine) provides that: "The Congress,  whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or,  on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States,or  by Conventions in three fourths thereof  as the one or other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress. * * *
Note the substantial hurdles a repeal effort would face.
So in discussing the Twenty-Second Amendment Rush is mistaken.
But he's absolutely correct that Barack Obama will try to extend his reign, though not via repeal of the Twenty-Second Amendment.
He will try to pull this off through his wife, Michelle Obama: Princeton graduate, Harvard lawyer, hospital executive, and First Lady--who has just shaken up her staff and told anyone who'll listen, that she insists on more of a "substantive" role in affairs of state.
You heard it here!
Watch as Michelle Obama's visibility increases radically (no pun intended), and as she assumes a "substantive" role in her husband's administration.
It would not be the first time a wife succeeded her husband in elective office.
Though not for the presidency, which would be a first.
Why not? Her husband was one.