The debates rage on, and many American’s are still undecided about who would make the best President. I have good news! This year, we have the first completely viable third party candidate.
You might think that the fact that he was born on the planet Vulcan disqualifies him from the US presidency, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: he was actually conceived in the mind of Gene Roddenberry on American soil, so it’s cool. No Birthers here!
What positive traits do Mr. Spock bring to the table? I’m glad you asked.
He is logical.
C’mon. It’s practically all he talks about.
He has a great slogan - Live long and prosper
His slogan encompasses both health care and the economy. Priceless.
It’s HIS turn
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. It’s high time that Spock be in charge.
Embarrassing Presidential affairs?
Unlikely! Pon Farr only happens once every seven years, so that’s only one “at risk” period in an eight year presidency. If this makes no sense to you, I can’t help you on my PG blog, and you need to watch more Star Trek.
He is a consummate debater
Calm, collected, and if things get out of hand, he can always Neck Pinch the opposition. (That’s “Spock ‘em” to some of you)
He understands sacrifice
He gave his life to save his fellow shipmates.
He understands second chances
He came back to life through a string of implausible but much appreciated plot devices.
He understands the disenfranchised
Not all Vulcan, not all human, always being insulted by Dr. McCoy…it’s been tough for him.
He has a babe girlfriend – great for campaign photo ops!
Oh, wait…that’s JJ Abrams’ Movie Young Spock. Never mind.
If she can’t be his mate, she can at least be his running mate
Borrowing and modifying a page from JJ Abrams’ Movie Young Spock, Spock will select Commander Uhura as his running mate. The Spock/Uhura ticket will represent:
The first 1/2 human president
The first 1/2 vulcan president
The first female vice president
The first black vice president
It’s four “firsts” wrapped up in two people! How transformative is that?
So, forget the debates and the relative merits of Obama, Romney, Gingrich, Paul, and Santorum. This November, go boldly where no one has gone before and elect our first Science Fiction President. It’ll be the best thing for most of us, and, after all, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.