Did you know that 36 states already have term limits for governors? Did you also know that an Article V Convention of States can be called if two thirds of the states demand one?
Check the math. It works. Just 34 states are needed to force a national referendum on congressional term limits. The will is already there. Any proposed amendment would then have to be approved by three-fourths of the states — 38 of them — which is less daunting than it sounds when you consider that federal term limits are favored by about three-quarters of Americans, according to the most recent Gallup and Rasmussen polling on the issue.
If you want to get a sense of how popular term limits are, ask anyone running for congress or senate for his or her position on the issue. In state after state, they’re signing term limit pledges.
But will they do anything about it?