Here’s an idea I tossed off to a reader earlier today: a Dennis Kucinich/Ron Paul ticket for 2004.
Now that you’ve picked yourself off the floor and quit guffawing, think about it. The plan is inspired by the Reagan/Ford “co-presidency” floated at the 1980 Republican convention, but it’s much weirder. The campaign would focus on common ground–opposition to war, occupation, the neocon agenda– with both candidates pledging to pursue separate programs where they diverge once elected. Let Congress sort it out.
This would push foreign policy to the foreground in ’04. And if Kucinich/Paul could get a slate of like-minded candidates in congressional races, even better. The coalition could pick up disaffected voters all over the spectrum, with definite potential for the best 3rd party showing since ’92.
Encouraging note: upon Googling the idea to see if I came up with it, another mention appeared.