Sunday, December 26, 2004

Should I change my name from George to James?

My son Matthew (currently my first choice for running mate) mentioned that the most common first name for a President is James, or some variant of the name James. James Madison, James Monroe, James Polk, James Buchanan, James Garfield, and, Jimmy Carter are all examples of this.

So I was thinking that maybe I should change my name from George to James. If I did this, it should increase my chances of winning the election in 2008.

That would add to a long list of things that I already have going for me, including my perfect platform!

Here are some other things that I would have in common with past presidents:

All of the presidents have had a sibling.

All U.S. Presidents have worn glasses.

No President has ever died in the month of May. (so far so good)

Changing my name from George to James might just be the final piece of the puzzle. I can see the headling now:

"James Manty wins 2008 election in a landslide victory... Attributes success to name change..."

Of course, two out of the last three Presidents have been named George. Maybe I should just be safe and change my middle name to James. Something to think about...

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Matthew for Vice President

My oldest son (Matthew) asked me today if I had any new posts on my blog. I told him that I had not been posting too much recently, because I have been busy with other endeavors. He mentioned how he really liked my post on Green Lantern, but there was one BIG problem with it. I asked him what and he said,
"You shouldn't have picked Hal Jordan, you should have picked Matthew Archer Steiner as the Green Lantern you wanted to run with."

I said that most people would not know that he (my son, Matthew Archer Steiner) is also know as the Green Lantern in our house.

Then he said, "You know what Dad, if I were your Vice President I would get all the scientist to vote for you, because I would tell them one of my great ideas (future inventions) if they voted for you."

Well he does have great ideas, so maybe he could get the scientific community to vote for me. But then he added, "Dad, and if they didn't vote for you I would trap them in a green bubble."

I laughed out loud. That was very funny. I was starting to think that maybe my son Matthew Archer Steiner should be the Green Lantern that runs with me in 2008!

Matthew is eleven now and will turn fifteen just before election day, 2008. So what we need is a constitutional ammendment to lower the minimum age requirement for Vice President down to the age of fifteen. If we can somehow get this ammendment passed, then Matthew and I could run as a Father and Son team. That would be cool.

The only other thing we would need is for Matthew to invent one of those cool Green Lantern power rings...