So I want to become supreme dictator of the world. I know, I know, the competition’s stiff but I figure I’m smarter than everyone else. Which qualifies me for the job, or at least the pretension to the job.
But since there’s no world government (yet. Stay tuned for my inaugural address) I figure becoming President of the United States is the first stepping stone. The problem is, I’m about as charismatic as warm durian. So here’s my plan : first, I’m going to find a pair of stupidly likable guys, preferably Democrats because come on, nobody’s going to elect a Republican now. I’m going to contract Skald Evil Enterprises Inc. to run the campaign, so they’re going to win as a matter of course.
Bear with me, the question’s coming.
The next phase of my genius plan is, the day after the inauguration the Vice President will resign, which means the President will have to nominate someone else. Like, say, me.
After I’m sworn in, the President himself will then resign, forcing the VP to take his spot. Meaning an unelected, completely unknown player is now sitting on the not-quite-throne-but-just-you-wait. My evil legions will then naturally play out the same election manipulation plan in House and Senate elections. Then we’ll cull the Supremes and… but I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise.
Anyway, here’s the question (fucking finally) : how would that plan fail in real life ? Notably the underlined parts ?