Earlier this month, TIME magazine considered eight nominees for their “Person of the Year” award. Edward Snowden (who famously released the NSA computer files that exposed the NSA’s domestic and international spying apparatus) was one of those nominees. None of the other nominees had as much national and international impact in A.D. 2013 ad Edward Snowden. Nevertheless, TIME awarded “Person of the Year” to the Pope Francis.
It occurs to me that we might correct TIME’s oversight if people started write-in campaigns for electing Edward Snowden to the office of US Senator in each of the roughly 33 States that will be electing Senators in A.D. 2014.
Since Snowden is 30 years old, he’s eligible to run for Senator. If write-in movements were attempted in 33 (?) States, it’s not impossible that Snowden might not only be elected Senator in one of those States–he might even be elected in two, three or more of those States.
There might be some State citizenship problems to overcome. Still, wouldn’t that be something if Snowden received the most votes for the office of Senator in any State and perhaps even in several States? I doubt that the gov-co would be pleased.
Part of the reason I suggest that write-in movements be attempted is Snowden’s brief Christmas message in the following video. I already knew he had courage. I knew he had integrity and intelligence. But I see in the following video that he’s also a competent public speaker. Based on his performance in this video, I believe Snowden could be elected to high office
Of course, even if Snowden won office, his circumstances are such that he might never be able to occupy that office. Still, the political impact of electing Snowden to the office of U.S. Senator would be huge, hilarious and infuriating for NSA and the gov-co. Snowden’s election(s) might send a powerful message from all who despise the currently corrupt political system.
I like the idea. It’s whimsical, humorous, serious and intriguing. If it went viral, who can say? Edward Snowden might be elected to the office of U.S. Senator.