Write Ins

Imagine an America where there are no presidential campaigns, no campaign media coverage, and zero campaign commercials. To me, it sounds really nice. In this fairy tale scenario we still have presidents, but it is based solely on who gets the most write in votes. I, for one, wouldn’t mind it a single bit if I lived in a country where Beyoncé is elected President after receiving one gazillion write in votes.
Here is what some of my colleagues, and myself, said in regards to this scenario.
Joel K – Willy Wonka for President. The awesome Gene Wilder one, not the Johnny Depp one.
Tobi I – Charlie Rose has my vote: intelligent, articulate and diplomatic: all components that together constitute the makings of a great President. 
Ok, Charlie, what do you say?
Shawn T – I would write in Bill Gates, with Tobias Brauer as a close second. Perhaps he could be President Gates’ VP.
John M – Rusty Shackleford (King Of The Hill)
Michelle M – Mike Ditka
Bill S – Pete Rose: he can’t be any slimier than those two.
Rob W – Anthony Bourdain
Nic C – Caesar (Planet of the Apes)
Dave R – Nelson Mandela: because there is too much hate in our rhetoric.
Bob L – Snoop Dog – at this point in time – he may be the sanest person in America. Also he looked very Presidential – vest, tie, and glasses – on Celebrity Family Feud. His press conferences would be amazing.
Paul K (Me) – Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road) – She has experience navigating a post-apocalyptic world, which might come in handy soon enough.