Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Better Way to Pick a President

This doesn't have a chance in hell -- but wouldn't it be great?

Perhaps what the voters need instead of more debates is a series of war games — hypothetical exercises like those that are regularly employed by military commanders and other government leaders to gauge decision-making skills and processes.

Imagine sending each presidential aspirant into a mock situation room with a half-dozen advisers of her or his choosing. Inside, this virtual Cabinet could be confronted with a complex scenario, and the deliberations and decisions could be captured on camera for the voters to analyze. Talk about reality TV. It would be better than “24” or “The West Wing” — though the stakes would be much more real.

Fred Thompson seems to be running 'a different kind of campaign.' What are the chances of getting him to give it a try?

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