Jimmy Carter for President (again), Bill Clinton as VP (to ease tempers in Congress & America), and Colin Powell, Condi Rice, Ralph Nader, Steve Wozniak, Sen John Warner, Quincy Jones, Gavin Newsom, Tina Fey, John McCain, & Robert Kiyosaki to round out the cabinet for 2012. That’s my Dream Team to lead America back to common sense and global leadership.
I almost put Hillary in the linup, but she seems like she’s ready to tap out.
I would include Palin, if I didn’t think she would be a distraction or a divider.
Why Not Obama?
If he hadn’t been overly ambitious in 2008, I would’ve put Obama in this list as Chief of Staff to groom him off center-stage for a future presidency. I was initially concerned by his lack of administrative management experience as a junior senator from Illinois, where the politics run differently than in DC. Back then, my ideal ticket would’ve been Hillary or McCain as Pres, with Obama as VP, to let the more seasoned pro clean up the economic turmoil for 8 years and then come in from the inside and making some real history on his own. As much as I didn’t agree with the Reagan/Bush era politics, I do have to acknowledge its success in its own agenda. George, Sr. couldn’t have had a better political mentor than the Gipper.
The current administration, as well as its partnered legislature, lacks people who are connected to the people they serve. That isolation allows practically-unchecked partisanship that insulates the issues from the citizens they affect. My Dream Team is specifically lined up to combat that impediment.
Obama, like W before him, cares too much about what the people think, and less about what the people really need. That leads to less substance, more rhetoric. Things like “Leave No Child Behind” and “Mission Accomplished”.