Guess What Country Wants Obama To Run For President?

Although the Republican party under Trump won in the recent USA presidential elections, the widespread popularity that Obama enjoys became explicitly evident when a poll showing majority of Americans wanting him back as the President hit the headlines. The goal is to get 1 million people to sign the petition by March 15.

Former president Barack Obama cannot run again for president in the USA, but that isn't stopping a group of French fans who are trying to get him to run in their upcoming election.

The petition says Obama has the "best resume in the world for the job", and cites the idea that it is still possible to vote for a president and not against a particular candidate. "He's Barack Obama", one of the campaign organizers told CNN.

Around 500 "Obama 17" posters have also been spotted across Paris featuring the Nobel Laureate's photograph and his United States campaign slogan "Yes we can" in French ("Oui on peut").

They went on to explain that they took care while planning and setting up the petition to avoid using it to express personal partisan political views.

"It arose from a conversation with friends", one of the petitioners, who identified as "Barack", told the Independent.

The U.S. tends to think of itself as the most important country in the world, mostly because we are.

Some in France are scared that the right will win and they are turning to the progressive poster child for help. "Why not hire him as president of France?".

Opinion polls have far-right leader Marine Le Pen leading in the first round of the April-May vote.

Now, much in harmony with the influence Obama enjoys, a French website tries to reach out to the citizens asking for their support to make Obama the next president of France.

"The French are ready to make radical choices", a statement on the website reads in French. "That is good because we have a radical idea to propose to them".

"We wish to strike a blow by electing a foreign president at the head of our attractive country", the website reads.

  • Leroy Wright