James T. Kirk
Senator John Kerry
I posted the question in both of ana's bbs's also.
I'm going to add the late Robert Kennedy to the list, and also James Carville. Kennedy is the choice of my idealist side, and Carville the choice of my cynical half. Kennedy would inspire the nation to move in the right direction. Carville would manipulate it to the same ends.
I am stil open to more nominations, folks.