Election Day is almost here. Before that fateful day of voting arrives, we are celebrating our favorite fictional Presidents from Film & TV.
What makes for a great President?
The ability to craft meaningful bi-partisan legislation? An aggressive approach to foreign policy?
What about a willingness to hop in a jet and fight invading aliens without hesitation?
We’re leaning towards the latter.
Here are our five favorite Presidents in Film & TV, and the reasons we would vote for them.
President James Marshall (Harrison Ford)
The Movie: Air Force One (1997)
Why He Gets Our Vote: He’s not afraid to kick unruly passengers off his plane.
Campaign Slogan: America’s Air Marshall
President Tom Beck (Morgan Freeman)
President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman)
The Movie: Independence Day (1996)
Why He Gets Our Vote: When it comes to giving a rousing speech, you can’t get more inspirational than a classic Whitmore monologue.
Campaign Slogan: Whitmore Could You Want?
President Camacho (Terry Crews)
The Movie: Idiocracy (2006)
Why He Gets Our Vote: He sings. He dances. He has flowing locks. He ends every speech by firing a machine gun indiscriminately in the air. What’s not to like?
Campaign Slogan: Mucho Problems Require Camacho Solutions
President Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey)