Once one of the two big party Presidential candidates gets elected, and our worst fears about them become confirmed, do you think there is a clear practical way to remove them from the WH, or are we stuck with them for 4 years?

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Don Barzini Profile
Don Barzini answered

Based on the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, there is a way, though barely clear, and in these times, even less practical.

The House of Reps can impeach a President for designated high crimes, as 2 Presidents have been; and then the Senate can exercise power to remove them from office with a two-thirds vote. This has never happened. 

Given that this process will be dragged on ad nauseum --possibly for years--at the expense of getting precious little of The People's other business done, and the present Congress can't squeeze out a two-thirds vote on what day it is, we can question what practicality really exists. Fair to say we're stuck with our mistake, for an uncomfortably long while, unless some nut goes all "Grassy Knoll". 

If it isn't already self-evident, despite Jefferson's proclamation, "We the People" really have very little input as to the way our country is governed, and not much more as to who does the governing.

(Putting soapbox away now) 

otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

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Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

They can be impeached.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Why not look at the third party candidates? If all the people who don't want Hillary or Trump would actually vote for neither, than neither would win.

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Don Barzini
Don Barzini commented
So true. If only one could break through the media monopoly.
PJ Stein
PJ Stein commented
I learned recently that the presidential debates are controlled by the two major parties which is why I have seen only one third party candidate in my lifetime participate.
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Unfortunately, I am old enough to have lived through the Kennedys, Martin Luther King, Gov George Wallace, the Pope, and Gabby Giffords---to name a few.

When Trump mentioned the second amendment people as possibly having a final answer for the Hilary issue (regardless of what he actually meant) I was already concerned that we might see such a thing in the coming years,

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I didn't realise Wallace was a member of that unfortunate group. But you're right. There's so much hatred being focused on both candidates that another 9 mm vote is very possible.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Scary thought...

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