There is a new 2016 presidential candidate in the mix: Chicago's very own Willie Wilson. After receiving 10 percent of the vote in February's general municipal election, the man who has never held public office is convinced that he's qualified to be the leader of the free world.
Several Republican candidates have already announced their presidential bids. That circus has been full of entertaining bits, and there's plenty of reason to believe that Wilson will bring a similar level of pitiful humor into the Democratic race.
"I'm serious about it," he said in an interview with ABC 7 Chicago. "If I get into it, I'll get into it to win. And I'll win because the heart says I'm trying to do what's right."
It's unclear what Wilson's heart is made out of, but it's got to be something incredibly powerful to convince the electorate that he's the best fit for the White House. It might be made out of plutonium; maybe that unobtainium stuff from Avatar.
Whatever the case, Wilson's chance at beating Hillary Clinton in the primaries (or even surviving a debate) seems to be less than that of a toothless kitten gumming an elephant to death. Could it plausibly happen? Sure. Will it be hilarious to see? Absolutely.