Above are two pictures of Otto von Habsburg, the rightful Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to the extent it still exists. His friends call him Archduke Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xavier Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius of Austria.


Born in 1912, he is still alive as of this writing. The picture of him as a child was taken with his Uncle Franz Josef, the last ruling Emperor. As a side note, Franz Josef has Methodist Jim’s favorite facial hair.


The Habsburgs have been barred by positive law from running for election in Austria, but perhaps that is soon to change. I’m guessing that the Obama supporters who lurk on this blog would be horrified by a return of Habsburg rule. After all, only one monarch at a time. From the UK Telegraph:

Habsburg family demands right to seek Austrian presidency