Why are term limits such a popular concept? I would like to hear an explanation for term limits that doesn't also justify getting rid of that office itself.
"We, as a collective, are too stupid to decide when to vote someone out of office, so please help us!"
"My congressman is great, but he needs to be replaced by one of the two jackasses running this year because term limits.
Maybe the focus should be on limiting, or eliminating, the powers of those in office. Giving someone absolute power for X years, and then doing the same for the next guy, is no better(and may be worse, because the guy no longer has an incentive to make decisions that are beneficial beyond his term) than giving one guy absolute power indefinitely.