Lex Luthor, I owed you an apology.
When you were elected U.S. president in 2000, I scoffed. I said it was ridiculous. I said it was unrealistic, even for comics. I'll believe a man can fly, but not that a supervillain can be elected president. No, even more essentially I laughed at the idea that a non-politicians, someone with no government background, a mere businessman--regardless of how successful or well-known--could be elected president. Particularly since he didn't seem to really have the backing of either major policital party.
A person who runs for the presidency so clearly for no reason other than ego? A man who's made his life's work crushing other people beneath his heel successfully portraying himself as a man of the people? And who wins...?!
Absurd. Clearly a storyline written by desperate writers, ones more interested in making a splash than it going anywhere with a story, since next to nothing was actually done with "President Luthor". Their only focus was in the shock value of having him elected, not in his actual agenda once in office. Clearly a storyline written by people who simply have no idea HOW Washington works. So naive. Smartest man in the world or not, there's no way, Lex, you would have been elected president.
I feel now, however, that I owe you an apology.