1. Steve Taylor says:

    1. Samwise
    2. Superman
    3. Patrick Bowers (yes he’s not listed but he’s got what it takes to get the job done.)

  2. I’m going to post an extensive list of these right before the election. Kenobi isn’t bad, but I’d probably pick Leia first since she’d likely be the better politician. (Perhaps she could have Kenobi as a running mate.)
    Aragorn would worry me a bit since he’d probably have trouble adapting. After all, he’s in his eighties.
    Superman would save us a lot of money since he doesn’t need the Secret Service, or any sort of bulletproof glass.

  3. YAAASSSS!!!! I’d vote for Aragorn (awesome ranger king *coughs*), but the Doctor would be my second choice (he IS president of the world, after all! *winks*).

  4. Julie D says:

    Finally, some good choices. Though you haven’t mentioned running mates…shall we narrow it down somewhat in primaries? I’ve already stated a preference for a Rogers/Coulson ticket on FB, but of the above?
    …not Harry, Peeta, Peter, I’d prefer someone a little bit older, more level-headed, experienced
    And as much as I love the Doctor, tying him to earth wouldn’t be a good idea. Policy advisor in any of the above administrations, but not president…
    That leaves Aragorn, Rogers, Picard, Kenobi, Gamgee, and Superman.
    I’d still take any of the above over the ones we’ve got.
    Gamgee would be a bit over his head with the scale of America… I don’t think Superman would be the best option either.
    Aragorn, Rogers, Picard, Kenobi.
    All have experience in leadership, and all (except maybe Aragorn) have dealt with institutional opposition. Man, this is hard.
    But my top choice would be Picard. He’s got diplomatic skills, honed by experience working with multiple cultures, but also realizes that there’s a time for force.

    • Zac Totah says:

      Love the analysis, Julie. And I think you hit the nail on the head with the younger guys, the fact that Sam would find the massive job overwhelming, and that locking the Doctor to a single planet would be ill-advised (though I’d still vote for him).

  5. Cathrine Bonham says:

    I intend to vote my conscience and vote Rodgers.

    1) American Citizen.
    2)Military war hero so we know he will make a good commander in Chief.
    3)Old enough to run.
    4)Good old fashioned values. “There’s only one God Ma’am and he doesn’t dress like that.”

  6. I’m going to add Leia in here, and say: Leia with Picard as a running mate, if the two “Star” universes could get along. Second choice of election pairs would be: Captain America with Aragorn (Aragorn has shown decent abilities in the area of foreign policy, which traditionally has been a vice-pres role). Third choice pairing: Peter and Kenobi.

  7. Dallas says:

    1. Steve Rogers
    2. The Doctor
    3. Colson (Come on. If something goes down to a fight, his acceptable civilian casualty number is 0. Gotta love that. )

    • Julie D says:

      Amen on Coulson. That’s one of the reasons I wouldv’e paired him with Rogers

    • Dallas says:

      I know Colson is not on there, but he should be. He is experienced, was a good leader of SHIELD, and I admire his guts and policies. And especially how he gets down and does the work himself, puts his life on the line, and will be in the mess as long as possible to help comfort those who are about to go.

  8. Samwise. He’s just so solid and steady, and he would find the right people for the right jobs. And I like him BECAUSE he doesn’t think much of himself. Presidency won’t be an ego trip for him.

    Cap would be my very, very close second. The guy is very good at adapting to curveball situations (doin’ pretty good in the 21st century for a guy from the mid-1900s). He thinks carefully, yet he isn’t afraid to act.

  9. Zach, you should put up a poll. Let people campaign for their fav for a week, then have our visitors vote. LOL This is fun!

  10. Eileen says:

    Why are there NO women? Plenty of good ones to choose from. But if I had to choose from these, I’d go with Aragorn with Kenobi as his running mate.

    • Zac Totah says:

      And this is here I do a headdesk and say, duh, I should have thought of that. Great point, Eileen. Some great choices that come to mind are Leia, Lucy Pevensie, Eowyn, and Shallan Davar.

  11. Eileen says:

    why are there no women? Plenty of good ones to choose from!

  12. Avily Jerome says:

    Yridessa the Dragon!!!

    Or, if I have to pick from this list, Captain America with Sam Gamgee as his running mate. They’d balance each other well, and they’re both honest.

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