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Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
I a newly elected president made his opponents members of his cabinet and/or presidential advisers, this would really bring the political parties together wouldn't it?
Goodwin makes the case for Lincoln's political genius by examining his relationships with three men he selected for his cabinet, all of whom were opponents for the Republican nomination in 1860: William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates.
The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President...In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President...
Originally posted by Busymind
It's traditional for the President of the US to have at least one advisor from an opposing party. I'm not sure when that began.