Slate's John Dickerson recently published a piece entitled:
Over the course of the next seven days, I plan on completing Dickerson's application by answering each of the questions. I've always wanted to be President, so perhaps my answers will be so impressive that a grassroots campaign supporting my candidacy will ignite.
Answers to previous questions:
- Question #1: What’s the biggest crisis you’ve faced in your professional life and how did you handle it?
- Question #2: What's the biggest personal crisis you’ve faced and how did you handle it?
- Question #3: What’s your greatest political triumph?
- Question #4: What’s your greatest governing triumph?
- Question #5: What historical presidential moment tells us the most about your vision of the office?
What historical presidential moment tells us the most about your vision of the office?
Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal was designed around three key points:
- Protection of the consumer
- Control of big business
- Conservation of natural resources
Apply the concept of the conservation of natural resources to legislation designed to curb the forces of climate change.
Apply the desire to protect the consumer to legislation designed to decrease income inequality and redistribute wealth.
Apply the idea of controlling big business to corporations paying their fair share and strict regulation on banks too big to fail.
Do these things and you will have the three main initiatives of my Presidency. Roosevelt accomplished a great deal under his Square Deal. I would hope to do the same under a re-imagining of his brilliant and lasting legislation.