But President Barack Obama lives in the past, sadly. At least, in the United States.
So a group of French optimists have decided to try and bring a better option to the table, by recycling a former US President. But they don't want just any old US president—they want Barack Obama. And, like, I get it.
These posters have been appearing all over Paris in recent weeks:
The group also has a website where they urge citizens to sign a petition to urge Obama to run.
“The French are ready to make radical choices,” says a statement on the website. “That is good because we have a radical idea to propose to them.”
They list various reasons he would be the best president for France, like the fact that he has “the best résumé in the world for the job.” Duhhhhhh.
But what about the fact that Obama is not French? That could be a benefit! “At a time when France is about to vote massively for the far right, we can give a lesson in democracy to the planet by electing a foreigner as French president,” says the website.
This all sounds like a great idea but there is one catch: Barack Obama would have to consent to this. And I'm pretty sure if and when they ask him, his response will go something like this:
Sorry, France. But also, not sorry. You already get everything.