Running Mate: In Order to Form a More Perfect Union

Running Mate: In Order to Form a More Perfect Union

by Matt Anderson


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Governor Maurice Franklin hurls the presidential campaign into a frenzy when he invites his opponent, Senator Kathleen Dorsey, to serve as his running mate. Franklin cites the constitutional design of America's founding fathers, who originally arranged for the second-place finisher in the presidential election to serve as the vice president. Senator Dorsey-and many in Franklin's own party-quickly dismiss Franklin's offer. But a shocking turn of events prompts her to reconsider, sparking an unprecedented national dialogue and a campaign unlike anything America has seen. Frustrated by the ever-present dysfunctions of partisan government, the nation is initially drawn to Franklin's idealistic proposal, but excitement gives way to concern as the candidates begin coloring outside the lines of conventional politics. While Dorsey and Franklin begin to grasp the incredible potential of the founding fathers' vision for bipartisanship within the executive branch, they face intense pressure to adopt a more traditional campaign. The candidates must choose between the inefficient security of partisan politics and the audacious scenario prescribed in the Constitution itself. With America hanging in the balance, the candidates fight both for their political lives and for the revolutionary words penned in Philadelphia more than two centuries earlier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592985463
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue viii

Chapter 1 The Entry 1

Chapter 2 The Opponent 9

Chapter 3 The Speech 20

Chapter 4 Pandemonium 29

Chapter 5 Meet the Press 40

Chapter 6 The Morning After 55

Chapter 7 Rough Waters 70

Chapter 8 Division 95

Chapter 9 The Dinner Party 109

Chapter 10 The History Lesson 128

Chapter 11 The Calm Before 145

Chapter 12 Round One 150

Chapter 13 The Message 170

Chapter 14 The Service 175

Chapter 15 Reentry 186

Chapter 16 Round Two 204

Chapter 17 The Turning 231

Chapter 18 Last Words 253

Chapter 19 The End 263

Chapter 20 The Beginning 271

Afterword 278

About the Author 279

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