Caroline 2016!

By Ross Douthat

Ben Smith floats the balloon ...

If Caroline Kennedy is appointed to the Senate and wins reelection, and Barack Obama serves two successful terms, Senator Kennedy from New York, into her second term after two high-profile campaigns, having amazed the pundits with her ability to step on and off charter jets in Rochester and be friendly to members of the City Council, will be an automatic top-tier candidate for president.

...and Allahpundit responds:

Sounds good, but if we do it, let's do it the right way -- by electing a completely different Democratic ticket, having the VP resign and Caroline appointed to replace him, and then having the president resign. The Gerald Ford plan, in other words. That way she doesn't have to fatigue herself by campaigning.

Because campaigns, like taxes, are only for the little people ...

Update: But wait - there's more!

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2008/12/caroline-2016/55874/