10 Fictional Politicians We Wish Were Running
From Ned Stark to Leslie Knope
As a good U.S. citizen, you’ve probably already been to the polls today. (What? You haven’t? Go do your civic duty, woman!) But if you’re feeling let down by all the real candidates out in the world, take solace in the fact that TV and movies will always offer way better alternatives. Here, 10 fictional politicians we wish were actually running:
Secretary of State Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, "Madam Secretary"
The show is pretty dopey, but we love Secretary McCord for her calm demeanor, outside-the-box thinking and mega-DILF husband.
Mayor Tommy Carcetti, "The Wire"
Sure, he compromised his morals a tad in Season 5, but we’d still vote for the Baltimore mayor with a heart of gold. We also love his pointed decision not to cheat on his wife with his campaign advisor.
Senator Jay Bulworth, "Bulworth"
He’s a rapping senator. 'Nuff said.
President Selina Meyer, "Veep"
She’s vain, narcissistic and prone to dropping F-bombs in front of school children. Still, she’s a female Commander-in-Chief, so we’ll take it.
Prime Minister David [No Last Name], "Love Actually"
Lord of Winterfell Ned Stark, "Game of Thrones"
In a world where people sleep with their brothers and beget dragons, it’s good to have one innately good leader. Plus, he knows how to rock the five-o’clock shadow.
President Beck, "Deep Impact"
Dude, if there’s ever a comet on a collision path with Earth, we totes want Morgan Freeman in command.
President Thomas Whitmore, "Independence Day"
Dude, if there are ever murderous aliens headed for Earth, we totes want Bill Pullman in command. (His Independence Day speech still makes us tear up.)
Councilwoman Leslie Knope, "Parks and Rec"
If every public figure had Leslie’s integrity, dedication and love of waffles, we’d be a much stronger nation.
President Jed Bartlet, "The West Wing"
He favors reasonable, progressive politics, wears his moral compass on his sleeve and tells the best grandpa jokes east of the Mississippi.