I was not surprised by the recent Congressional baseball shooting. The threat is ongoing. This means that we may need enhanced security for political figures – which raises the question of using doubles. Obviously, the more doppelgangers running around kissing babies and cutting ribbons, the less likely that a shooter will hit the actual President or Chief Justice or whatever.
But once you’re using doubles, there’s always the temptation to get more mileage out of them. Why not hire a double that can pull off a decent stump speech? Of course, you have to be careful: it has to look as if the true original could have been there, could have made that speech.
But there’s always that temptation… so when the Prez gives a speech in New York followed by one in LA three hours later – well, he’s the POTUS. He could have taken a supersonic military jet. It’s possible. And when you notice that he’s tweeting 20 hours a day – well, Edison didn’t need much sleep.
Eventually he doesn’t bother: a speech in London is followed an hour later by one in Washington. Even with an SR-71, that’s undoable. Next, simultaneous appearance in two places. Three places. Five places. Tweeting 24/7. Eventually, speeches in stereo, all the while denying that anything unusual is happening. in much the same way that McDonald’s official position is that there is (and can be) only one Ronald McDonald.
The doppelgangers are sharing real-time experiences thru WI-FI: rather like Tines. And like Tines, there’s no reason that the presidential swarm can’t continue indefinitely, even as members age and are occasionally shot. The show must go on, rather like Menudo.
For Trump, this scheme has the added benefit of subjecting many of his least favorite people to death by adrenal exhaustion.