It happened again. Someone who read my page “2016 – What the next POTUS should do” sent me a private message asking me if I had thought about running for President myself. I responded that I’m not launching a campaign myself, but if someone else launched it and “drafted” me, I would run.
Honestly, the first draft of that page was intended to be something of a position paper specifically to launch such a campaign. Being realistic, it would be quite an uphill battle. First off – I have no big-money connections to finance a campaign. Secondly, I have no idea how to organize such a thing. Third, and perhaps most importantly, I’m a registered Independent who leans Libertarian. Oh, and I’m “differently-able”.
However, it is sometimes fun to play with the idea. For instance – the first thing every new POTUS has to do is appoint their cabinet. This is the biggest early indication of what sort of President they will be. Do they surround themselves with “YES MEN” or with acknowledged experts?
Hoping that they all could and would accept, allowing that any blanks mean I don’t know enough about possible contenders to make a good choice, here is my “dream team” for 2016:
Vice President: Herman Cain
US Attorney General: Kathryn Ruemmler
White House Chief of Staff: Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody
White House Science Advisor: Neil deGrasse Tyson
White House Press Secretary: Felicia Day
Department of Education: Ian Brighthope
Department of Energy: Elon Musk
Department of Homeland Security: Edward Snowden
Secretary of Treasury: Paul Ryan
Secretary of State: Rand Paul
Secretary of Defense: Rick Perry
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Gen. Frank J. Grass
Department of INS: Jim Robb
US Ambassador to the UN: Ignatius Piazza
US Ambassador to Israel: Steven Spielberg
US Surgeon General: Dr. Dan Rogers, MD or Dr. Mark Hyman, MD