I think I have a solution to the tense political climate in the US. Only because my faith is small that everyone would give God a chance, which would be the ultimate solution, I have this idea that would surely calm things down. I don’t think it has ever been tried before, but at the rate we’re going, we may need a radical idea like this to save us from ourselves.
A presidential election is coming in 2024. Imagine not being so divided by political lines and because we all care about the future of the country (even politicians care, in this fantasy scenario), instead of just having a democrat ticket (pres and vice pres) and a republican ticket (same, pres and vice pres), there are 4 or 5 or more pairs of nominees representing both major parties and anyone else who wanted to run.
It would look like this, for instance. Running for president: A democrat. As his (or her) running mate for vice president: a republican. Or the other way around, pres is republican and vice pres is democrat. You could definitely throw in anyone else, whether they’re independent or whatever.
There might be some folks who protest this idea and I would be very interested in their reasoning, but this seems like a great idea to me. With more choices, we as the voters would have more quality candidates to choose from. That’s a win.
Playing it forward, once whoever wins takes office, the president would almost be forced to work with a compromising spirit (which is what we all want, right?) because the vice president (who is from the other party) would be right there to speak on behalf of the party they represent. If I were a republican and there was a republican president, I wouldn’t mind a democrat vice president. And if Biden were president, I would sure as heck want a conservative as vice president.
I know it’s not a perfect plan; there are sneaky people who would love to remove the president so the vice president could take over, but there would still be the requirement to have the new vp selected from the other party.
What do you think about this idea? What are some pros and cons on its possibility for success?
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-Out of the Wilderness