Okay, in an attempt to keep this blog a politics-free zone while still acknowledging the huge elephant (and donkey) in the room today, we're going to have our own simplistic presidential election, between four recent TV commanders in chief. After the jump, a breakdown of the candidates, and then feel free to both vote and explain your vote in the comments.
Josiah Bartlet ("The West Wing")
Pet causes: Campaign finance reform, defense, literacy
Pros: A learned, decent man who commands the respect of everyone around him
Cons: Smoker, secret MS sufferer, prone to losing his cool in a crisis, Dukakis-sized
Laura Roslin ("Battlestar Galactica")
Party: Um, Caprican?
Pet causes: Education, religious fundamentalism, the survival of the human race
Pros: Has kept the remains of humanity alive for several years now, was right about not settling on New Caprica
Cons: Secret cancer sufferer, prone to religious visions, rational but uncontrollable hatred of Gaius Baltar
David Palmer ("24")
Pet causes: Sniffing out the latest rat in his administration
Pros: Charismatic, decent, could easily beat up the other three candidates with his bare hands
Cons: Horrible, horrible judge of character when it comes to picking aides, cabinet members, a wife, etc.
Mackenzie Allen ("Commander in Chief")
Pet causes: Homeland security, getting re-elected
Pros: Presidential height, ability to get things done without any real political allies in either party
Cons: Constant shifts of direction in administration (and on show), whiny First Gentleman