The Presidency has evolved to be both a cultural touchstone as well as the leader of the executive branch. We should appoint others to take on the ceremonial roles that Americans enjoy. The fact is that most Americans and sports teams would rather meet Oprah, the Rock, or Tom Hanks than me anyway. Let’s give the people what they want and free up the President to do things that improve our lives as opposed to making us feel good.
Problems to be Solved
- The President is only one person and can’t possibly attend every culturally relevant event.
- The President is always busy, and these ceremonial events often occur at inopportune times.
As President, I will…
- Appoint a Head of Culture and Ceremony, who will take my place in ceremonies such as the annual Pardoning of the Turkey and meeting with sports teams.