1. joan

    I like Mike… Bloomberg. He had me at ‘Hola! Put that large soda down.”
    Shame the numbers didn’t work in his run; he’d of been a solid, decent choice, I think.

    • Laurie Stone

      Kim, I came “this” close to putting Michelle on the list. Instead I put Maya Angelou because wanted people not related to politics, but who had great minds. Still, I think Michelle Obama should run in the future. I think she’d make a great President.

  2. My choices:

    William O. Douglas. Almost could have happened. FDR wanted him as his Veep for his last term, but the party overruled him with Truman.

    Alan Watts. Born in England so wasn’t eligible. Also a hopeless alcoholic and smoker. But wise!

    Noam Chomsky. Because what would that be like?

    • Laurie Stone

      Nasreen, I love Noam Chomsky. Howard Zinn was also on my short list of great minds who would be wonderful leaders. Have to confess, I’ve heard of Douglas and Watts but don’t know much about them. Will have to read up!

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