06 Mar

Complementary passions

In the early stage of the Democratic primary, one of the common themes in the media was that all the major candidates share roughly the same policy and priorities. But if you look deeper, at the issues that each candidate cares about most, a story emerges about where emphasis will be placed during the next president’s first term.

With a combined ticket and true dual presidency, imagine the president and vice-president getting to work on his and her greatest passions. For Obama, a focus on ethics reform and ending lobbyist power. For Hillary, a universal healthcare system. The successes of a Hillary-Obama or Obama-Hillary administration could be broad if this approach is followed.