I've often wondered this, and McCain and Obama's (sort of) cooperation on the economic bailout issue brought it to my mind again: McCain, Obama headed to Washington for bailout talks - CNN.com Why can't we just have each party run someone for President, and the loser is VP? Wouldn't that force bipartisan politics and get rid of a lot of the waste in campaigning that stems from the current win/lose all situation? I'd rather see Obama and McCain be forced together than to have either Biden or Palin in the picture, to be honest. I think it'd make for a much more representative executive branch. When the country is divided 50/50, why not let the executive branch also be divided in order to be representative? It'd be yet one more check/balance on the system. Yeah, it's a pipe dream because of course it won't change, but I still think it'd be a good idea.