Zombie Reagan for President!
Keith made a comment, something akin to the ongoing search for another Ronald Reagan. And it got me to thinking... what's wrong with digging up and reanimating the REAL Ronald Reagan?
Then I remembered I am not the first one with this incredibly good idea. The Onion did a feature about Zombie Reagan back in December 2009.
But then, one recalls that the Onion filmed this before the rise of the Tea Party, before they became a self-appointed "force" in the GOP — despite the fact that polls show 53% have a negative view of them.
I think Zombie Reagan would be too liberal for today's teabaggers. True, Zombie Reagan Eat Brain, but teabaggers would have nothing to worry about in that regard. But as president, he did raise taxes umpteen times. And now that he's dead, there's no telling where his sympathies would lie in the Health Care Debate.
I'm not so worried about the Constitution prohibiting a third term for someone brought back to life... I think you get to start over under those circumstances and this would actually be a FIRST term... so he could run again in '16 if they can control his continued decomposition. But since he was legally brain dead for the last 18 months of his FIRST second term, I just don't see this as being an impediment. If he starts falling apart under the heat of the TV lights, however, I think that would be bad for the political optics.
It would be worth a shot, but I just don't think he would be crazy enough for the teabaggers. But still, it proves that when it comes to Satire, you just can't beat the Onion.