Markus Pell was leading his life, minding his own business, running Smileyville Cab and Courier while working toward his dream business: the Bright White Light Entertainment Engine. He considers himself 'reasonably normal' and thought his life, too, was 'reasonably normal,' which it was – reasonably. <br><br>Until, that is, the ghostly members of his Imaginary Master Mind came to life. There is nothing normal about living with ghosts named Lincoln or Truman, Dickens or Twain. Markus could tell you. He knows.<br><br>And now those ghosts have come to constitute his 'kitchen cabinet.' This is because, deciding that Markus had more spare time than is healthy, the Smileyville Township Secret Society of Conservative Democrats came out of hiding, became the Conservative Democratic Party, and nominated Markus as its 2012 candidate for President of the United States. They nominated him for 2016, too, just for good measure.<br><br>And America will never be the same.