At first I thought, “Wait a minute. We’ve had a number of two term presidents since FDR.”
But on second thought, all of the elected two term presidents except for Clinton were Republicans. Right.
Let’s look at them:
Truman (Democrat) filled the unexpired term of Roosevelt and was re-elected once.
Next, Eisenhower (Republican) was elected to two terms.
Kennedy (Democrat) served almost three years of his first term.
Johnson (Democrat) finished Kennedy’s term and was elected for a full term once. He then announced he wouldn’t run for re-election.
Nixon (Republican) served his first term and was re-elected, then Watergate.
Ford (Republican) finished Nixon’s second term and was defeated in his run for re-election.
Jimmy Carter (Democrat) served one term and was defeated in his attempt to serve a second term.
Ronald Reagan (Republican) served two terms.
Bush, Sr. (Republican) served one term then was defeated in his attempt for a second term
Clinton (Democrat) served two terms.
Bush, Jr. (Republican) has served two terms.
Mr. McAuliffe was obviously referring to Democrats only.
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