It’s another rough Presidential campaign season. A woman, once again, will not sit in the Oval Office. The country finds itself with only white men over 70 as frontrunners in the United States election for both parties. Sigh. It’s 2020 for forks sake!
But, today is International Womens Day! So we took his grim reality of no female presidential possibilities and thought let’s lift our spirits by basking in the joy of our fandoms and the amazing female characters therein. So, we asked the internet which fictional female character would make a great president? And the Internet replied, in force. All the women suggested have two things in common. They are brilliant and they get it done!
It was a tight race with so many wonderful nominees. Thank you, literature and art! Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series and General Leia Organa from Star Wars took the lead immediately but then Battlestar Galactica’s President Laura Roslin, Star Trek Voyager’s Captain Kathryn Janeway and Black Panther’s super genius Shuri gained some traction. Then, in swooped the sharp-tongued, brilliant politician Christen Avasarala from The Expanse with major support. There were also quite a few mentions for Olivia Pope, Elizabeth McCord, Galadriel, and Peggy Carter.
Check out some of the wonderful women who made the ballot in our quest for which female fictional character would make a great president!
Hermione Jean Granger (Emma Watson). Full stop. She’s the smartest. She’s a wonk. She’s always right. Oh, and as a twitter follower pointed out, she has a time turner. One twitter follower said she was the embodiment of US Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren! That tracks.
Hermione Granger. https://t.co/LKunND6m0J— Merrin Dungey (@RealMerrinD) March 7, 2020
I love the votes and gifs for Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell). She gets sh*t done!
Madame President. pic.twitter.com/W6q1zyl7kt— DREAM STATE (@DreamStateShow) March 6, 2020
I mean really gets sh*t done!
Some strong love and reason for Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and even another comparison to Senator Elizabeth Warren who dropped out of the presidential race this week.
Galadriel. She would wield her power justly, and when the time came to yield it, she would step down and fade into the West and be forever Galadriel. pic.twitter.com/MnS7xDWS9j— David Nett (@davidnett) March 6, 2020
Christen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) doesn’t care about your feelings. She cares about Earth and will protect it no matter who (or what!) gets in the way!
Two words (okay, three): CHRISJEN MOTHERFORKING AVASARALA. pic.twitter.com/pbgyP8fug8— Melody #BringWynonnaHome McCune (@melodymccune) March 6, 2020
Truth. Even actress Shohreh Aghdashloo liked this tweet.
If I'm being honest with myself, I'd vote for Mcgonagall or just the actress Shohreh Aghdashloo herself, because she's incredible and I love her— Katie (@katepioch) March 7, 2020
Leslie Knope? Absolutely. Ellen Ripley? For fork’s sake, yes! And Tracy Flick would be Hermione Granger-level wonderful!
Toss up for me b/n Tracy Flick and Leslie Knope. Or Ellen Ripley. That’s a very different option but would be fun to watch.— Sam Huntington (@samhuntington) March 6, 2020
Check out this Presidential ticket!
The mighty and incredible genius power of Shuri (Letitia Wright).
We do all love Ms. Knope (Amy Poehler).
There is only one perfect answer. pic.twitter.com/o5C0fB41bx— Notorious TRC (@rtk142) March 7, 2020
There were quite a few votes for Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew).
We don’t even need to explain why General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) is a perfect choice.
Eowyn of Rohan (Miranda Otto). She’s not scared of you.
We even had a full The Magicians’ ticket suggested.
Alice Quinn/Julia Wicker 2020. Kady Orloff-Diaz as Secretary of Defense. Margo Hanson as Secretary of State.— Liz Thurmond ✨ (@countmystars) March 6, 2020
Michonne/Carol 2024! This ticket right here… I'd be very down for this. pic.twitter.com/4j7TsbYDbl— BrianDBradley (@BrianDBradley) March 6, 2020
Critical Role was represented!
I'd have to go with Allura Vysoren. (It counts because she's been on twitch.*TV* and in the Tal'Dorei Campaign *BOOK*.)— Tyler Boyce (@The_TBoyce) March 6, 2020
She is levelheaded, patient, and determined. She's got really powerful magic.
Also, I can't be the only one who wants to see First Lady Kima.#CriticalRole pic.twitter.com/W3ZOahZG6f
Brooklyn Nine-Nine love.
Interesting conversation and support for Riverdale’s Betty Cooper.
Since many people have already offered Leia Organa, I will offer Betty Cooper from Riverdale. She’s an accomplished journalist, has solved multiple murder mysteries, and hasn’t even graduated high school yet. She’s very aware of the world’s horrors and still fights for the light. pic.twitter.com/kbjCNVHyo1— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) March 7, 2020
Elizabeth McCord from Secretary of State got A LOT of love.
This article was originally published on International Women’s Day, 3/8/2020
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