Make Presidents More Accountable: Divide up the Job

The presidency’s too much for any one man. Or woman. So divide it up. Besides, the more responsibilities a leader has, the more failures are accepted, and the more elections focus on likeability instead of issues. So suppose there were multiple “presidents,” (or commissioners) each independent with only one problem-solving job: Improving education. Winning the war on drugs. Making Americans healthier. Reducing the national debt. Elections would suddenly focus on facts, issues and results. Maybe even extend this idea to Congress. Have some seats just for certain problems. How to make this happen? Well, start with an acting commissioner in charge of revamping the presidency. At least it’s food for thought.

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