Other countries aren’t thrilled with their choice of politicians either, and a small group in France wants to draft an experienced non-Frenchman to serve as president of the French Republic. They’ve put posters up around Paris and are hoping for a million citizens to sign their petition by March 15. Barack Obama, they say, has the best résumé in the world for the job.
As of a few days ago they had collected 27,000 signatures, well short of their goal, but more than some might have expected.
Their website is http://obama2017.fr.
Of course, they don’t really expect this to happen. For a start, Obama isn’t a French citizen and doesn’t speak French, and he has plenty of other things to do. But it’s an interesting idea.