After much soul-searching the Space Alien has decided not to succumb to the entreaties of loyal readers concerning candidacy for President of the United States.
"I will not run, and if elected I will not serve" a somber Space Alien told the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune in a recent interview. "In no way would I endanger the United States, a country I love dearly, by diluting, in any way, the chances of the one candidate who could prevent an outcome that would endanger the safety of this country and indeed, the entire world."
The Space Alien was therefore deeply saddened when, having been so informed, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board proceeded to throw its support behind a "third party" candidate, one arguably less qualified than the thoughtful, well-traveled, well-read and most of all self-disciplined Space Alien, to serve as the nation's chief executive, and whose only apparent advantage over the Space Alien was in having a birth certificate.
The Space Alien believes that this endorsement diminishes the chances of the candidate who, while perhaps not perfect, would be a far safer choice than the wealthy but inexperienced and seemingly irresponsible alternative.
The Space Alien was sickened by the Chicago Tribune's casual endangerment of American democracy and world safety. Indeed, the Space Alien had a frightening spell of deja vu which brought to mind political events of over 80 years ago in another part of the world when another crazed racist, sexist, narcissistic megalomaniac easily took control of a so-called "enlightened" democracy.
The Space Alien hates to hold youth and inexperience against the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune but wishes they would at least read their history books.
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