We've had presidents' day honoring past presidents. What about a day celebrating those folks who missed out because of fickle fate. Say Ted Kennedy, who never got a chance to run because of an accident, but who continued serving his country and his party in his pudgy, steady way. Or Tom Dewey who cinched the 1948 election, or so he thought. Or Al Gore who won the popular vote but not the white house. Robert Taft and General MacArthur could shine again.
More serious folks will say we should have a 9/11 holiday to remind us of that attack and Pearl Harbor.
Or light hearted folks will say "Let's make Ground Hog a national holiday. Let's celebrate the end of our national hibernation."
More holidays, more long week-ends, hoo-ray.