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A good strategy for the BBA 28th Amendment would be to tie it to a vote on the debt ceiling. And not even holding the debt ceiling hostage if the BBA fails, just a vote in both chambers up or down (291 in the House and 67 in the Senate). We’ll raise your debt ceiling as long as you (Harry Reid) bring the 28th Amendment to a vote. We’re not saying that it has to pass, just bring it to a vote, then we’ll raise the debt ceiling. Then we’ll see if 23 Senators want to be re-elected in 2012. Claire McCaskill? Bill Nelson? Nebraska Nelson? Jim Webb? Jon Tester? Kent Conrad? Are you listening?
The record (four months) for ratification (34 State Legislatures) of an Amendment to the Constitution was the 26th, that gave 18 yr olds’ the right to vote. The 27th took the longest, 203 years! I would bet that the 28th might just break the record. The President has nothing to do with ratification of a Constitutional Amendment, thank god.