Let's try a little imagination exercise and create the portrait of the perfect leader of a European Federation.
How would he/she be? Charismatic as Obama, "tough guy" looking as Putin, or maybe stubborn as Merkel?
What kind of person would represent us, Europeans, the best? Who would you vote for?
And what kind of policies should Europe adopt as a Federation? Would peace keeping and spreading democracy worldwide become automatically "part of the job" for a strong, united Europe?