Not going to lie, I think this is a great idea & depending on who the Dem candidate ends up being, I would consider voting for them.
This supports to movement towards transpartisanship. Frankly, we need to start breaking down the partisanship divide that’s been created. This concept is likely to attract a lot of millennials on both sides, since most don’t identify with a ‘side’ to start.
Hickenlooper, who is pro-choice, would need to soften Kasich’s abortion stance (or make sure he just doesn’t make it issue). Kasich is one of the few republicans that doesn’t want to abolish the ACA! He wants to work to improve it, even if we don’t always agree on what those improvements are, it’s better than “Repeal And Go Yourself”. Can’t forget Colorado+marijuana legalization! Hickenlooper originally did not support it, but has since come around on it.
Also, my predication that we won’t be a two party system anymore by the 2020 election – looks more and more like a reality than a hunch.