A little poll about the Obama Library is today’s post. What are your ideas about it, and where do you think it should be?
Hawaii is warm, beautiful, and the location would be on the beach somewhere. But it’s inaccessible to the average citizen, being Hawaii. And land is at a premium there, which makes expansion complicated.
Chicago is cold, but accessible to anyone who can drive there. Land’s cheaper, so it can be larger and grow if needed. Plus such a project would re-invigorate a neighborhood in the same way that Clinton’s did for a riverside spot in Little Rock.
Believe it or not, Columbia University in NYC is also making a bid. This despite the fact that the connection is rather tenous-Obama went there, but otherwise has no longing to return to NYC.