Well, there seems to be a new trend in the technopolitical world.
For my president I want a mixture of Mother Teresa, Carl Sagan, Warren Buffet, and Darth Vader. Bill has all of their good stuff. His foundation will save more lives than Mother Teresa ever did. He’s got the Carl Sagan intelligence and rational mind. He’s a hugely successful businessman. And I have every reason to believe he can choke people just by concentrating in their general direction. You can’t tell me that wouldn’t be useful at a summit.
And Scott also points us to the new Bill Gates For President Website:
Please don’t write this website off as a joke. We are serious. We’re not trying to make fun of Bill Gates what so ever. This website is made with the greatest respect for Bill and everything he has accomplished. We would also like to point out that we are not affiliated with Bill Gates in any way. We do this because we believe in Bill, nothing more, nothing less.
Wow. That’s a lot to digest. Where to begin? I thought long and hard about what I should write on this topic. And then a Slashdot article came up, and I found a comment there by Crow T. Trollbot that percfectly sums it up:
A politician with the honesty of Bill Clinton, the dashing presence of Michael Dukakis, the sexy charisma of Hubert Humphrey, the commanding stature of Joseph Lieberman, the popularity of Gray Davis, the humble background of John D. Rockefeller, the down-home charm of John Kerry, the electoral experience of Pat Robertson, the honesty of Dan Rostenkowski, and the huge following of Dennis Kucinich!
I think Gore Vidal said it best:
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.