Ladies first

I’ll end this Presidents’ Week on a higher, lighter note. It appears that the electorate’s choice may be between two elderly, follicly challenged dudes. If this sublime choice presents itself, the campaign rhetoric will feature the “F” word and the “S” word: fascist and socialist. Count on it.

For the sake of the Republic, what if we elected Co-Presidents in 2020? What if we elected a “national unity ” ticket of Laura Bush and Michelle Obama? They’re both younger than the leading men that appear to be headed for a nasty, divisive campaign. They both have better hair.

They could share the White House. It’s big and they know how to get around in it. They respect each other. They actually like each other. They could negotiate who would hang out in the Oval Office on Mondays and Wednesdays and who would be there on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There would be less campaigning, less posturing, fewer (if any) tweets, genuine collaboration and actual bi-partisan governance. Press conferences would be substantive, humorous and gracious rather than petty, pouty and petulant. There would be competent adults in the room at all times.

This would answer the question of which party would be the first to elect a woman President. The bi-partisan answer would be “Yes!” The country would discover a new civility, a way past our dysfunctional state of the Union and some healing from our present polarization.

Count me in. Let’s Make America Smile Again. 🙂

Ladies First: A National Unity Ticket

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