20 years ago Southern and Eastern Europeans were not discriminated against, and could hold any position available; but the idea of an ethnic non-Northern European president was questionable. I would think that idea should be shattered today, but earlier American history reveals that ethnicity probably did play a factor. And the idea of a Russian ensign, or maybe any other position including a captain of another ship other than the main ship of a given ST series is not out of the question; but the idea of a Russian star of the show would be in my opinion.
was the Democratic nominee for President in 1988 over 20 years ago. Spiro
Agnew was a heartbeat away from being the President 40 years ago. Mario Cumo
and Rudy Giuliani
have been touted as viable Presidential candidates for decades and Giuliani even ran.