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President John Q Adams became a Representative after serving as President. He served in the MA-12, MA-11, and MA-8 districts after being President. He's also the only President to be elected by the House of Representatives. He lost the popular vote, the electoral vote, and carried fewer states than Andrew Jackson.
The now known unknown in this election was what surprised me and all the pundits. The depth of hate for the establishment and the widespread nature of this hate. So I'm not sure.
Perhaps just because in his own way he was so outside the beltway, Bernie might have been the best choice. But in his own way, I fear any relatively sudden implementation of his policies wouldn't have done as much harm as the application of Trumps declared moves.
I repeat and maintain that I have not seen firm evidence of him being constitutionally ineligible to serve as President.
All I know is that he cannot be ELECTED president again.
I don't not know that he cannot SERVE as president if he gets there by some route other than direct election to the office.
As far as I know, we do not have an official ruling on this.
But this is off topic, so I'll let it go.
A friend who is usually pretty up on the constitution says the 12th amendment specifically states that anyone not eligible to be pres can't run for VP. I'm not interested enough to actually dig into it.
Could any other Republican have beaten Trump if the MSM hadn't given him 2 trillion dollars of free publicity?
Could any other Republican have beaten Trump if the MSM has supported the March Romney Speech and followed up on his claims against Trump?
The Democrats got the easy target they wanted, or so they thought.