r/AskReddit Jan 28 '23

What fictional politician do you wish that would be in office in real life?


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u/Poorly-Drawn-Beagle Jan 28 '23
  • Jack Ryan (1997-2001)

  • Josiah Bartlet (2001-2009)

  • David Palmer (2009-2013)

  • Frank Underwood (2013-2017)

  • Tom Kirkman (2017-2021)

  • Selina Mayer (2021-)


u/The_Pfaffinator Jan 28 '23

Tom Kirkman was a good one, specifically because he didn't want the job, he was thrust into it by circumstance.


u/Poorly-Drawn-Beagle Jan 28 '23

On another note, ever hear of the movie Gabriel Over the White House?

It’s basically about a progressive New Deal type president who becomes a dictator with absolute authority to save the country from self-interested politicians. It’s presented as a happy story, even when we learn Congress has been dissolved and bootleggers are being executed without trial