Entertainment Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?  

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List Rules Characters from current shows only. Must be an American character over the age of 35 and living in current times.

If only we could elect a fictional character as president. As business tycoons and professional politician types attempt to make their way to America's top political office, many Americans are left wondering, “Where are my people? Where are the candidates that I could actually get behind?” Here’s a list of fictional characters who have what it takes to serve as Commander in Chief of the United States. Note that all these characters are on current shows and would actually qualify for office. They are all American citizens, at least 35 years old, and live in current times. So although a guy like Jon Snow from Game of Thrones seems to have all the proper qualities of a great American leader, he doesn’t actually fit the parameters.

So what makes a great president anyway? The potential contenders do not have to be political TV characters. However, they must display excellent leadership qualities, with the ability to not only drive a team to success, but to do it with the needs of American citizens in mind.

Imagine Dana Scully (The X-Files), Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife), or Saul Berenson (Homeland) in office. They would be on any list of TV characters who could be president. Although they are flawed (aren’t we all?), they are also hyper-intelligent, honest, brave, hard-working, and have the ability to lead even in the most difficult times.

Be sure to do your part and vote up which fictional politicians and current TV characters you think would make a great choice for president.
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Lexa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Aeon added Kadosh

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Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
The 100

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Tom Kirkman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Walter Mulder added Tom Kirkman Designated Survivor -

Put in office suddenly without any preparation.  On his first day he already handled a domestec crisis in Michigan nand an Internationla crisis with, who else, Iran.  And very well I might add.

Even though he would be a reluctant candidate, he has what it takes. :)

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Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
The X-Files, The X Files 2, The X-Files

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Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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Henry McCord is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
MadamSecretary_fan added Madam Secretary

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Elizabeth McCord is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Madam Secretary

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Glenn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
The Walking Dead

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David Rossi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Criminal Minds

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Olivia Pope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Scandal

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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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Professor Annalise Keating is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
How to Get Away with Murder

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James Gordon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Batman: The Animated Series, Batman, Gotham

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Claire Underwood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
House of Cards

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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
The Walking Dead

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Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?

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Olivia Benson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Modern Family

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Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
The Big Bang Theory

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Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
ColinBoddy added American Dad!, Inside the CIA

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Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
ColinBoddy added The Simpsons, Do the Bartman, Stand Up to Cancer

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Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul

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Frank Reagan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?
Blue Bloods