What do Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and independent candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode have in common?
They are in favor of a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits.
During the recent Independent Candidates debate, when asked what one amendment would they propose for the Constitution, both Johnson and Goode proposed congressional term limits.
The Washington Post reported that during a recent town-hall meeting in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Paul Ryan said he supported congressional term limits. When asked he said, “I agree with that. I’ve always supported that in Congress. That takes a constitutional amendment. What you don’t want to do is have a state do it to itself and short-change its seniority and its clout in Congress. But I’ve always been a fan of term limits. I’ve always supported that. I’ve always believed that this should be something that you serve temporary, not for an entire lifetime.”
Mitt Romney had discussed this concept earlier during a town hall meeting in Hudson, NH on December 11, 2011. When asked if he agreed with term limits, Romney said, “I surely agree with you … I would love to see term limits in Washington for our Senators and for our Congressmen … the vision in this country I’m sure in the mind of the founders was we would have citizen legislators … the great early leaders of this country and they went to Washington, served, and went home … wouldn’t that be nice … (but) some people go to Washington and then they stay to serve themselves …”