A president who installs solar power at the White House and drives in a motorcade of lightly armored Toyota Prius hybrids. A president who has a blog that he actually writes himself (with millions of comments, of course). A president who promises that the US will work closely with other countries through the UN to solve climate problems - and who really means it! A president who actually takes science seriously. It's just too bad that Phil Chase is a fictional character, otherwise he would definitely have my vote. Real candidates: please read this book!
I'm learning a lot of interesting things and really enjoying the final volume of Kim Stanley Robinson's "Science in the Capital" series, Sixty Days and Counting. Abrupt climate change has hit the world hard in this series (as it is about to do in real life), and science and politics have to join forces to save the world. There's a lot going on in our characters' lives - some of it rather weird and not that plausible, but I've gotten to like most of the characters in this long three-volume novel, and I'm willing to suspend my disbelief. I'll let you know if we make it.