Barack Obama’s 2017 France Campaign Is Underway, Petition Wants Him As President
Barack Obama as the next president of France? Well, a campaign has been launched by a group of comical Parisians who want to make people laugh and because they are frustrated with the current frontrunners of the presidential race.
There are Obama17 posters plastered all over Paris, from the Quai de Jemmapes to the Avenue Winston Churchill, visitors are greeted by the 44th U.S. president’s million dollar smile.
The signs contain the former American president’s famous 2008 campaign slogan “Yes we can” translated in French – “Oui on peut.”
Accompanying the picture is an invitation to the following website, Obama2017.Fr, where people can sign a petition that is asking for Mr. Obama to throw his hat into the ring and become the 25th president of France.
Thus far more than 30,000 people have signed the petition. The individuals behind the crazy idea are hoping to get one million signatures before the country finalizes the list of candidates in March 2017.
The Frenchmen behind the campaign are not drunk nor high; they are fully aware that Obama can not be president – well, first of all, no matter how much the country loves Mr. O, he is not a French citizen.
Additionally, the former senator from Illinois has zero interest in running for the presidency of France.
The father of two just accomplished the amazing feat of becoming the first African-American president.
He revived the American economy, signed the Affordable Care Act, and ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden – the world can understand that he only wants to enjoy some down time with his wife and daughters.
So, what is the purpose of the campaign?
The group of friends, who cooked the idea, said it is because they are tired of voting against a candidate, for once they wanted to elect someone because they like him or her.
A man, who is in his thirties and helped launch the project, went on to say that they are pushing the unrealistic idea because they know Obama is qualified for the job.
One of the brains behind the idea said: “It arose from a conversation with friends. We decided that we didn’t want to vote for any of the candidates in this election, and that it has been the same for the last few elections. We are fed up of voting against people rather than for someone we actually support every time. So we thought it would be ingenious to give the power to Obama, since he’s now available.”
The clan of millennials, who launched the petition, said they are not associated to any of the candidates eyeing the French presidency; they only have one request, their fellow Frenchmen should not support Marine Le Pen.