So, before too long John McCain and Barack Obama will be announcing their running mates for the 2008 Presidential Election.
But I thought to myself over the past couple days...the perfect running mate for either of these candidates is Will Smith.
Sure, I have no idea where he stands politically (nor do you probably, so he could take either a democratic or republican side), and he has such a great generic political name. It doesn't get any more American than Will & Smith.
But far more importantly, in our current time, there is really no one I can think of who's more of a symbol of patriotism than Will Smith. Will Smith has become to the fourth of July what Santa has become to Christmas.
Will Smith is the king of Independence Day with Men In Black, Men in Black II, Wild Wild West, Hancock, and of course Independence Day the film itself.
Plus this past year he was the last man on earth (I Am Legend), he's played American Icon Muhammad Ali, he sought inspiration from Thomas Jefferson pulling himself up by the boot straps in the Pursuit of Happyness, and of course he can appeal to all socio-economic classes after he had the chance to be the fresh prince of Bellaire.
McCain/Obama - it's not too late...choose Will Smith. He's the perfect running mate.