I don't know about you all, but I am very, very tired of hearing about who the GOP will nominate in 2012. Speculation about speculation is exhausting, and it doesn't get any more tiresome than Donald Trump. No matter what your political affiliation, let's all agree that the country probably does need someone with the catchphrase "You're fired" to bring them out of a recession.
Anyway, while Obama begins his re-election campaign and the other side tries desperately to get their shit together, let's go into the weekend thinking about a much more pleasant presidential election - a fictional one.
Which literary character would you most like to see run for president? And remember because it's fictional, your choices don't need to be limited to pesky rules like age limits and U.S. citizenship.
My dream ticket would be Hermione Granger and Tracy Flick. If there are any two people who can lead the free world, it's them. And I'd be happy to sit back and, for once, not worry about what the people in Washington are doing to me. The hardest part would be choosing the top of the ticket, but I guess I'll go with Hermione since she can keep cooler under pressure.
Honorable mention: Atticus Finch. Not only is a natural leader, but he'd make us all better human beings. Plus, he's pro-civil rights, from the deep south, has a background in law, and (if you think of him as Gregory Peck) has a simultaneously dreamy and commanding presence. Kind of hard to beat.
What say you, readers (American and non-American alike!)?