The Margin: More than 43,000 French people agree: Barack Obama should be our next president

Yes, we can! Rather, oui, on peut!

That’s the message disillusioned organizers in France are posting all over the streets of Paris in an effort to bring attention to their stated goal: Vote for Barack Obama … as the president of France.

Because why not?

Of course, it started out as a prank last week. Obama’s not a citizen, so he’s not even eligible — unless he was naturalized (don’t hold your breath). Plus, he‘s been busy vacationing and maybe even, as Donald Trump suggests, orchestrating protests and leaking top secret information.

Nevertheless, signatures are piling up. At last count, more than 43,000 French people have backed the idea of putting the former U.S.

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