PLEASE, if you have access to those working on the Bernie Sanders campaign, please get this suggestion to them.
- Run your presidential campaign as a formal Presidential Executive TEAM. This might insure VICTORY.
- Select your VP, cabinet members and other key presidential appointments NOW, and promote them as a well organized team, during your campaign. Have them campaign for your team.
- Set up, with the assistance of NCDD (and other orgs), an interface with your “public” on these matters.
- Select advisers and legislation drafters, and have teams working on laws/bills ready to submit the moment you take office.
- Begin to function as a SHADOW GOVERNMENT.
- Promote the position that no single person can “be President”. A “presidential administration” is always a team – make this explicit. [The power of dictators depends on their teams; Democracy is a team activity.]
Possible Downside: voters may object to one of your team members, and reject YOU.
- The logic of giving voters a very small set of criteria to decide, may not always be the best decision. You may gain far more votes by doing this than you would lose. This is a technique to attract new persons to vote. You may actually be able to do somethings that are meaningful – beyond simple “politics”.
- Voters may be attracted to you because of others you have on your team.
Issue: Some of your invited team members may initially refuse to join the team
- Design and implement a quality educational program for your campaign. Go beyond slogans to attract reaction. Don’t just organize voters, organize campaign workers and create a competent constituency to be active during your term in office. Assist the learning of citizens as to the complexity of reality, to go beyond simplistic solutions.