Jim Hoagland of the Washington Post has this suggestion for Barack Obama:
Here's one example of new thinking he should pursue: The United States should apply to relations with hemispheric neighbors many of the lessons of the European Union and its half-century of economic and political integration. A functioning American Union that pools sovereignty is a goal worth introducing now.
Putting policy aside, and focusing on politics, I beg to differ on this one. In fact, here's some unsolicited advice for Obama: do not ever use the terms "American Union" or "pooling sovereignty" during your campaign or afterwards!