A group of French voters is urging former President Barack Obama to run for president again… but this time in France.
“At a time when France is about to vote massively for the extreme right, we can still give a lesson of democracy to the planet by electing a French President, a foreigner,” the French website for “OBAMA 17” reads.
OBAMA 17 posters have been spotted across Paris, and the group’s website has a petition begging Obama to enter the race.
— Ludovic Gautier (@Senordiezz) February 22, 2017
The group is aiming for 1 million signatures – even though Obama couldn’t actually run for president in France since he wasn’t born in France (or was he…?).
“We started dreaming about this idea two months before the end of Obama’s presidency,” an OBAMA17 spokesman told ABC. “We dreamed about this possibility to vote for someone we really admire, someone who could lead us to project ourselves in a bright future.”
“Then, we thought, whether it’s possible or not, whether or not he is French, we have to do this for real, to give French people hope … Vive la Republique, Vive Obama, Vive la France and the U.S.A.”