Change comes at a price in Washington politics – particularly when change makes history.
President Victor Diaz wasn’t a traditional politician.
Despite his affiliation with the Democratic Party, Victor knew that partisan politics was the devil that stood in the shadows of Capitol Hill – the devil that was driven by greed in both Houses of Congress instead of the need to conduct the people’s business.
As a US Senator – and later as Vice President of the United States for two terms – Victor earned the reputation for working cooperatively with Republicans. Days before accepting his party’s nomination for President, he took his bipartisan ideals to a new level and chose Republican Senator Jacob Tenery as his running mate. Since that created the first split ticket since Lincoln and Johnson 150 years earlier, the move sent shockwaves throughout every corner of America.
Though Victor and Jacob made history together, their personal history started when they served alongside each other as Marines during the Gulf War. They crossed paths again at Yale Law School before winding up on opposite sides of the aisle on the Senate floor.
Victor and Jacob became masters at making political history.
In a surprising turn of history making events, the war on Capitol Hill rivaled the war on Syria. But in the Halls of Congress, casualties were tallied by political bloodshed.