The Purple Presidency 2024
How Voters Can Reclaim the White House for Bipartisan Governance
by C. Owen Paepke
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Pub Date 13 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 24 Jul 2023
Amplify Publishing Group, RealClear Publishing
“For America to prosper and succeed in the 21st century, our leaders will need to put problem-solving above politicking. The Purple Presidency 2024 helps illuminate how we got here and provides a blueprint for a better politics.”—Nancy Jacobson, founder and CEO of No Labels
For decades, partisan gridlock and a drift toward the extremes in Washington have left Americans with only two choices—red or blue, neither reflecting most Americans’ views.
Voters feel helpless and often end up voting against the greater of two evils, casting protest votes, or not voting at all. This crisis peaked with the elections of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the least popular presidents since polling began. The 2022 midterms only confirmed voters’ dissatisfaction with both extremes.
In 2024, with independent voters outnumbering either party, we have reached a tipping point—it’s time for a purple wave to elect a pragmatic president who will reject polarization and represent mainstream America.
In The Purple Presidency 2024, C. Owen Paepke reveals how we came to this desperate point in history, the perils of remaining on this path, and how a nonpartisan voters’ movement can take back Washington.
“The miracle of American democracy is that people with different points of view, different priorities, and different concerns can come together and collaborate in service of the common good. As Owen Paepke points out, that fundamental element of our system is now at risk. For America to prosper and succeed in the 21st century, our leaders will need to put problem-solving above politicking. The Purple Presidency 2024 helps illuminate how we got here and provides a blueprint for a better politics.”—Nancy Jacobson, founder and CEO of No Labels
“Many voters—particularly those in their 20s and 30s—are concerned about the 2024 election. They’re not worried about voter suppression or election security. Their real fear is having to choose again between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. They’re desperate for another choice. The Purple Presidency 2024 presents a clear blueprint for an independent movement in America and a powerful argument that now is the time. I hope our country has the wisdom to follow it.”—Neal Simon, author of Contract to Unite America and 2018 independent candidate for U.S. Senate
“In The Purple Presidency 2024, Owen Paepke makes compelling arguments about why our political system is broken and what we might do to fix it. This book takes us convincingly down the path of how we got here and where we might go. I love that he urges all of us to make a difference, because we have no time to waste.”—Jim Spurlino, author of Losing Our Elections and Business Bullseye
“The dangerous drift toward extremism in both parties has brought us to a tipping point—either we remind ourselves of our common humanity and when and why our politics and democracy once worked or we continue further into the abyss. The Purple Presidency 2024 is a clarion call for the majority of Americans who believe in good government to make their voices heard. We must show independence by no longer blindly following the two-party system.”—Bob Worsley, retired Arizona state senator, independent Republican, and author of The Horseshoe Virus