Okay, I’m not very political and this won’t be a long post, but
a thought has crossed my mind. I’m thinking it is a brilliant thought and I’m open
to being told its not…
However, this thought will likely upset my democrat friends and
well, my republican friends are already wack, so it won’t matter to them. Here it
Let’s do away with the presidential race, ditch the vice presidential
candidates, and make Obama and McCain co-lead the country. There are some successful
companies run by two people, why not a nation?
Here’s my thinking – we’re in the midst of an informal, civil
war. Our country is split almost in two with its thinking. Both candidates talk
about reform and their ability to pull the nation and its parties together. They
say things about bipartisanship. Let them prove it and share the load and decisions.
They could do it any number of ways – Mr. Obama leads one week,
the following week is Mr. McCain and they alternate for four years or until one
of them passes out.
Seriously, if each candidate believes he can turn the tide in
our divided nation so that we all agree, more or less, and live as one big happy
family, then how come they can’t get along with one another and serve the country
together. They both probably have ideas that are good.
They need to do what most business owners do every day – really
think about the customer first. When you do that, as a business, in your marketing,
your customer service, your operations, an amazing thing happens – you win more
business. When you just put yourself in a customer’s shoes, for real, you get a
sense of how to best serve them.
But I guess since most corporate mergers fail, it would be likely
that a democrat/republican party merger – merging the candidates together, might
suffer the same fate. What do we have to lose by forcing them to work together and
serve us, the citizens?
I’m a simple guy. Clearly.
One interesting side note – go to LinkedIn and type in Barack
Obama and/or John McCain and see who in your network is connected to either… Makes
for an interesting slice of your network. At the very least, you know who your friends
are voting for without having to ask… You can also see which candidate is using the medium more effectively.