2019-07-04: The political situation ATM. At this time, in the realm of ordinary bourgeois politics, the apparent best outcome would be a Trump reelection which would essentially smother the old order, unless the GOP lost the senate. From the perspective of that order, the best outcome would be perhaps a Warren-Harris ticket which could kick the can down the road a long way. To do for the democrats what Buck has done for the GOP you need a Biden but it looks like he'll not make it, nor anything like him with a similar interring effect. The thing calling itself the Left can't produce an authentic challenge to the Established order, such as Trump superficially is, because a) it already has done so superficially with Obama, and b) it can't do real real against its normal fake real and Bucks real fake, so it just stumbles blindly off the stage of History as the oblivious establishment it in fact is. Impossible to guess at the odds with no ticket at this point, but there's no doubt the mentioned one, or one like it, could restore the broken order, prevent a reelection.
Thoughts below and at my User Page are speculation¹. Ofc I don't expect anything to come of such thinking, it is far removed from the move likely outcomes referred to above. America (i.e. los Estados Unidos) unfortunately appears locked in a culture of mass ignorance and backwardness which only seems to flip between too little too late and not even wrong, more violently the more heated the friction between global secular progress and local parochial recidivism becomes. A big part of this I think is that the supposed left, isn't really in fact a left at all, except in formal opposition to it's Sith moeity over a base of shared values. As constructs of they can hardly be any threat to the established order. I think the Bill and Melindas ² understand this and for this reason are largely unconcerned about actual revolutionary change such as occurred in Russia or France, assured an Obama or a Trump is as much of an actual revolution as the consuming masses will try or buy.
Aurodia Ventifol and Luleo Primoc present a musical interlude
(huttese, vocoder makes it sound like french)
The replacement of the elected king with the living will of the people is meant in the scheme I spin with the caveat above to be a first step in a complete overhaul of the state framework but gradually and conservatively with transformation of the existing institutions piece by piece. The successive steps would be pursued only upon the successful completion of the first ones.
Post POTUS, the most failed institution of the Old Republic, and with the people in direct executive control, the next transformation would be the Congress and of course finally the Judiciary completing a thorough modernization of the tripartite framework, top down.
First the Senate would be replaced with a body of subject matter experts, perhaps on the model of tenured academics and of course with a selection process based on merit/peer review rather than popularity, it would cease to have a legislative function as such, cancelling its effect as perhaps the most undemocratic element of the Old Republic.
Then the House of Representatives would be reformed to be a body of actual citizen representatives, more like what it originally was before a permanent professional political class took over. Since the Senate would be merely an advisory body, this would result in a unicameral structure with say 1 representative for every N 100K citizens, with N <= 5 initially for a count similar to the current apportionment. N would decrease to 1 as the body was devolved to the states with only committee and tripartite functions remaining in the capitol resulting in a body similar in size to the CPC NPC but in continuous session between elections (by the executive polling mechanism).
Finally and at some distance due to the technical challenges, the Judiciary would be replaced by automation, subsequent to a general reform of the body of law and delivery of legislation to make same possible, at every level, the federal last.
Globally and locally, a resolution of the culture wars by a rearrangement of states into larger and more diverse unions of more finely partitioned cultural preservation blocks carrying the currently contending factions into a more harmonious and efficient whole as part of the denouement of globalization with the Ancient central unions of Europe, China and India in leading roles and with a total number of on the order of 10 or fewer such but with increased local autonomy combined with efficiencies/possiblities that come only with a global scale of management, as has already been partially effected by late capitalism (q.v.).
There are more and pointed things to be said about human development, metabolic economic change, nationalism, populism, and race but they are even further removed from anything likely to break thru the prevailing mortmain so leaving them unsaid here, already done in bits elsewhere.
¹ In a good way, not like Ancient Aliens, man.
² A better version, as befits a more advanced epoch, of the Louis and Marie and Nicholas and Alexandras of an earlier version of essentially the same order.