Contributor Andrew Belonsky has an interesting post up at Death and Taxes that looks at two colleges that want to be the future site of Barack Obama's presidential library. He gives a quick rundown on the history of the libraries and asks if the schools are predicting Obama will be a one-termer since this is usually something a President thinks about at the end of his time in office.
The two schools currently duking it out are the University of Hawaii and the University of Chicago. Belonsky reports that Columbia and Harvard will also likely step into the fray.
Some obvious considerations will come into play with the decision. Is it close enough for the average American to visit? Since Obama is the first African-American President and Chicago is centrally located for the mainland states, I'm going to guess the library will go there. Hawaii requires a rather expensive plane ride that will rule out school field trips and I doubt tourists will want to visit a Presidential library over white beaches and snorkeling and drinks served with paper umbrellas in them.
What do you think? Chicago or Hawaii? Or are you voting for one of the upper crust schools? Tell us in the comments section.