Fictional Presidential match-ups

November 3, 2008
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Here, for your entertainment, some fictional election match-ups (ignoring party affiliations). Who gets your vote?

Peter Sellers in "Dr. Strangelove" vs. Michael Douglas in "The American President" vs. Morgan Freeman in "Deep Impact"?

Next round:

Martin Sheen on "The West Wing" vs. Donald Moffat in "Clear and Present Danger" vs. Powers Boothe on "24"?

And, finally:

Kevin Kline in "Dave" vs. Chris Rock in "Head of State" vs. Bill Pullman in "Independence Day"?

Your votes?
  • I'm going to have to go with Peter Sellers from Dr. Strangelove, Martin Sheen from The West Wing and Kevin Kline from Dave. Then after a long campaign, Kevin Kline will ultimately win the election, because Charles Grodin's ability to balance the budget. Also because Sellers led the world to a nuclear Holocaust and Sheen was in The West Wing Seasons Five and Six. (People are still voting on which one of those two was worse.)
  • Sellers all the way (with the exception that he's deceased).
    Oh Wait, Sellars as which character? The Pres, The Dr. or Mandrake?
  • Dave wins it all because his heart is truly in the right place of wanting to serve the voters and help, and of course, his friend Morrie knew how to cut the fat from the budget! Oh, where is our Morrie?!
  • Harrison Ford would top them all! Why wasn't he even a choice?
  • I have to go with Pullman, Boothe, and Freeman.

    Dunno WHY, exactly... but of the above choices, those are my picks.

    I have to agree with the Harrison Ford - as Jack Ryan, that is. Not sure the country is ready for a President named after a state.....
  • Ohhhh, to dream of a Bartlett Presidency. Now that would be heaven. Though Dave would be a damn good second choice.
  • Michael Douglas in “The American President” -- hands down. Love him in that movie.

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