Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky, but his presidential library is in Illinois.
Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois, but his presidential library is in California.
Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, but his presidential library should be in Illinois.
Specifically in Chicago, on the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago.
Hawaii, though its legislature recently passed a resolution calling on Obama to locate his library there someday, can't even compete.
Not once you get pass our man's serious body-surfing days.
Chicago is Obama's home by choice, where he came of age. It is where he met his wife, started his family, worked as a community organizer and professor, and first ran for office.
Obama announced his candidacy for president in Springfield, not Honolulu. On the night he won, he celebrated in Chicago, not Maui.
And could there be a better fit than the University of Chicago -- next door to the Museum of Science and Industry -- for a presidential library and museum designed for tourism, scholarship and public service? The synergies with the university's graduate schools of law, economics, social work and public policy are obvious.
We envision a library as substantial as the president himself.
Snow-bound now and then, but substantial.