A Campaign-Related Idea Nobody is Talking About

You know how when JFK was President he was all, "We are so going to the moon," and for a while everyone responded to this rousing notion by being all, "Sure, dude, whatever you say"? Well, anyway, it happened. "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard," Kennedy famously noted in a 1962 speech in Houston. For him, getting there was as much a philosophical riddle to be solved as it was a political one.

So then if Barack Obama is sort of like the 21st-Century JFK (sorry, Bill), and jetpacks are like the 21st-Century going to the moon, by some sort of distributive property or something, shouldn't Barack totally lead the charge to develop a viable jetpack, if he is elected three weeks from tomorrow? If THAT plank in the platform doesn't connect with undecideds, then I'm afraid I don't know what will.