Monday, January 08, 2007

Next President of the United States!

Arnold Schwarzenneger, governor of the state of California, is busy trying to bump the California primaries up to February (or something like that). Iowa and New Hampshire always enjoy the spotlight during primary season, and California tends to play a bit part in the whole bonanza despite boasting the largest population in the union. He aims to put California's concerns on the map (the environment, social issues, etc.) during the early stages of election season.

Schwarzenegger is a fairly popular Republican governor in a Democratic state, yet his name is never thrown out there as a possible candidate for the presidency of the United States. The reason, of course, is obvious--he wasn't born in the US (nativist clause). Other noteworthy foreign-born politicians include Madeleine Albright (former Secretary of State), Jennifer Granholm (current governor of Michigan), and Kofi Annan (not technically a US politician, rather the former Secretary General of the United Nations).

Whether or not the law should be changed to allow foreign-born citizens to run for the presidency (or the vice-presidency) is up for debate. In spite of the restriction, however, I've been shuffling through the names of people who might make an impressive showing in their respective party's primary.

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Who do you think would have the best shot at winning the presidency of the United States?




Kofi Annan (Ghana)
Madeleine Albright (Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic))
Jennifer Granholm (Canada)
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austria)
Other (please leave a comment)






Should we throw Bono (Ireland) in there as well? Please leave a comment here (not on the Sparklit site).


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