With the release of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, my natural inclination was to have this week’s discussion topic be “Who was your favorite movie President”. But that’s such a narrow field of movies, I think it would have really made for a lame thread…
Instead, I thought, well what if people could elect anybody? You could take any character from any movie for any reason, and have like a write-in-ballot for them for the greatest office in your respective countries… President, Prime Minister, etc.
I certainly don’t wish to devolve this into a political debate, but who would you elect, and why? What characteristics do they have that you think would lend to them making a good ruler? If you were campaigning for them, how would you sell others on your candidate?
Maybe you’d like to see John McClane in office, due to his fortitude and courage, or maybe you’d like to see Judy Dench’s M get a promotion. Maybe you’d like to see The Dude in charge! Morgan Freeman was President once already in movies (Deep Impact), perhaps you’d like to see him get re-elected!
Whoever it is, let’s hear it! Which movie character would YOU like to elect leader?