Daily question shamelessly stolen from John Scalzi’s blog, The Whatever:
The Constitution has been amended to let YOU choose the next president! Personally! The catch: It can’t be someone who ever officially entered the 2008 presidential race (”officially” = On a ballot to date). Who do you choose? Real people, please, and all official restrictions (over 35, US native, alive) apply. Other than that, go nuts. Be as serious or as stupid as you like.
After a very silly conversation with my fiance (OK, who would you pick for president if the election were right-now-you-choose: Obama or Clinton? GW Bush or Huckabee? Phillip J. Fry or a ham sandwich?), I sat down and actually considered the question a bit more seriously. I decided that the best person I could think of is an anthropology professor I had as an undergraduate: Carolyn Martin Shaw. I felt she was wise and excellent with people and possessed of the analytical abilities to handle the huge amount of new information I imagine one must absorb when dealing with all the various jobs of a president. One significant drawback to her magically-induced candidacy — which applies to anyone I can think of, really — is I’m sure the job would make her miserable.
So, how would you answer the question?