Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Of all the people living on earth right now, who do you want to be president the most/least?
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

 I want Bill Clinton to be President more than any other living person on the planet right now.

As for least, the immediate name that came to mind was Rick Santorum, but would I really rather have Bashar al-Assad or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President than Santorum?  Probably not, but it is a pretty damning indictment of who Santorum is that I legitimately considered whether I’d rather live under the rule of the Iranian President and Syrian dictator.

Now, to fully answer your question, I think I’d least like to live under Ahmadinejad as President because he comes across far more dangerous than Assad does.  Assad is very awkward and seems a little goofy at times, like he’s the Eli Manning of dictators.  I mean, I know Eli Manning has won two Super Bowls, but 75% of the time he still has a look on his face of abject fear — a look that may or may not be an indication that he has soiled himself.  Even with the horrific civil war in Syria and brutal reprisals from the Syrian government, I would imagine that the Syrian people are less afraid of Bashar al-Assad and his bird-like chin and more fearful that Hafez might still secretly be alive and running things…

What the hell was I responding to before that tangent?  Oh yeah, I’d least like to live under a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Presidency because he definitely scares me and wherever the Iranian President is, the Ayatollah — Iran’s Supreme Leader — isn’t far behind, spreading his uniquely hateful brand of intolerance and medieval thought. 

  1. tulowowsky said: I hope you haven’t hopped off the Huntsman 2016 wagon yet…
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