Is America due for a one-term president?
Ozy - 08/24/2016
In the broad scope of American history, second-term presidents are not all that common: Almost two-thirds of presidents in the past 200 years have not been reelected. But in more recent history, the failed one-termer is a far rarer creature. Of those presidents seeking reelection since World War II, only Bush and Jimmy Carter have been unsuccessful. “Current presidents, with the power of the administrative state behind them — as well as their ability to master modern media — generally serve two terms instead of one,” says Northeastern University politics professor Daniel Urman. “That’s not an accident.”