Aesma wrote:Term limits shouldn't be needed, and good politicians should be allowed to stay longer if re elected, however when you look at the current US president, you might think otherwise.
In France we didn't have term limits for presidents until recently, the constitution was changed by Nicolas Sarkozy so now it's two terms, I suspect he wanted to copy the US, but also figured that if he won one reelection, then he could enjoy two terms and not worry about another election, or having to announce he wouldn't be running, he could just say that well he's term limited !
In practice most French presidents can't even manage to win a second term (or even run for reelection) so it doesn't seem to matter that much, but now with a much younger president I guess the subject could come back.
The entire United States political system is based on money. Some state governors and the president are all termed out for one reason or another. The president because of FDR. Neither party wanted a king. Congress, however, has no term limits. So, members of Congress can continue to enjoy their lavish lifestyle from lobbyists and donors because that is how Congress works. Money.