Could Bill Clinton become Vice President? I had assumed the answer had to be "no" because the 12th Amendment says one must be eligible to be President in order to be Vice President, and the 22nd Amendment says Presidents cannot serve more than two terms. Except it has been pointed out that the 22nd Amendment does not quite say that. On the face of it, the 22nd Amendment appears to say that one may only be elected President twice. The operative sentence is,
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
So what gives? The intent of the amendment was clearly to bar three terms, but the text is far from watertight. Any thoughts?