Too short? Give me a break.
Eight years is only too short for folks who want to make careers out of politics. And we shouldn't be catering to career-minded politicians.
Term limits were passed to get Missouri closer to the ideal of a citizen legislature. Men and women with their feet, their careers, their livelihoods, and their futures still in the real world are likely to be the best men and women to represent the interests of their constituents in Jefferson City.