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.

I love the votes and gifs for Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell). She gets sh*t done!

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. 

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!

Truth. Even actress Shohreh Aghdashloo liked this tweet.

Leslie Knope? Absolutely. Ellen Ripley? For fork’s sake, yes! And Tracy Flick would be Hermione Granger-level wonderful!

Check out this Presidential ticket!

The mighty and incredible genius power of Shuri (Letitia Wright). 

https://twitter.com/vorpahlsword/status/1236078701143453697

We do all love Ms. Knope (Amy Poehler). 

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. 

https://twitter.com/miss_pinecone/status/1236053306046402564

We even had a full The Magicians’ ticket suggested. 

https://twitter.com/countmystars/status/1236065099636326400

 

And a The Walking Dead ticket with Carol (Melissa McBride) and Michonne (Danai Gurira)

Critical Role was represented!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine love.

Interesting conversation and support for Riverdale’s Betty Cooper.

 

Elizabeth McCord from Secretary of State got A LOT of love.

 

Wow! That’s a lot of suggestions of women who would make excellent choices for the presidential ticket. Check out all the suggestions from Twitter HERE and HERE!

 

 

 

This article was originally published on International Women’s Day, 3/8/2020

 

 

Audrey Kearns