The Presidency: Third-Term Tantalizing

Third-Term Tantalizing

A third term for Ronald Reagan? Michigan Representative Guy Vander Jagt thinks "one of the greatest American Presidents of all time" should have another four years in office, and he has told 300,000 Republicans so in a fund-raising letter. Also enclosed is a petition urging repeal of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which since 1951 has banned the election of anyone to more than two terms in the White House.

The petition is a gimmick designed to fatten G.O.P. coffers, to be sure, but Reagan was perfectly happy to play along. On the fund-raising circuit himself last week, he told...

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