It isn’t fiction

The Auzis begin the public push for the North American Union in the Washington Post:

Is Obama, in what he describes as this “urgent and pivotal moment” in history, seeking a broad mandate for . . . incrementalism? Does he propose to dismantle the embargo invisibly, step by step? Or will he in his first 100 days introduce a bold new hemispheric approach that would help produce the kind of change in Cuba that is long overdue? Here’s one example of new thinking he should pursue: The United States should apply to relations with hemispheric neighbors many of the lessons of the European Union and its half-century of economic and political integration. A functioning American Union that pools sovereignty is a goal worth introducing now.

I don’t think Obama will win; I don’t even think he’ll end up being the nominee come November. But this is the sort of thing I meant when I said that an Obama administration would likely be beyond our ability to conceive.