Fun With Polls: Choose a Real Faux President


Oh you know you want too, ever since the Nixon years 🙂 Here are some of my favorites, though Obama has upped the bar for Celebrity Prezzes, why not choose a real one. These are my favorites, my blog, my poll…and a test for posting polls…and you can thank me for not posting “for your consideration” scenes 🙂

First edit, looks like it works. Especially “other”. Have fun. I’ll vote for my fav later…..:D

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13 responses to “Fun With Polls: Choose a Real Faux President

  1. Lyn II

    “We will NOT go gently into that goodnight”
    Love that line from Independence Day.

  2. My fave, Shepherd’s speech:

    For the last couple of months, Senator Rumson has suggested that being President of this country was, to a certain extent, about character. And although I’ve not been willing to engage in his attacks on me, I have been here three years and three days, and I can tell you without hesitation: Being President of this country is entirely about character.

    For the record, yes, I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU, but the more important question is “Why aren’t you, Bob?” Now this is an organization whose sole purpose is to defend the Bill of Rights, so it naturally begs the question, why would a senator, his party’s most powerful spokesman and a candidate for President, choose to reject upholding the constitution? Now if you can answer that question, folks, then you’re smarter than I am, because I didn’t understand it until a few hours ago.

    America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.” You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms.

    Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.

    I’ve known Bob Rumson for years. And I’ve been operating under the assumption that the reason Bob devotes so much time and energy to shouting at the rain was that he simply didn’t get it. Well, I was wrong. Bob’s problem isn’t that he doesn’t get it. Bob’s problem is that he can’t sell it!

    We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who’s to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle age, middle class, middle income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family, and American values and character, and you wave an old photo of the President’s girlfriend and you scream about patriotism. You tell them she’s to blame for their lot in life. And you go on television and you call her a whore.

    Sydney Ellen Wade has done nothing to you, Bob. She has done nothing but put herself through school, represent the interests of public school teachers, and lobby for the safety of our natural resources. You want a character debate, Bob? You better stick with me, ’cause Sydney Ellen Wade is way out of your league.

    I’ve loved two women in my life. I lost one to cancer. And I lost the other ’cause I was so busy keeping my job, I forgot to do my job. Well, that ends right now…..more at

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechtheamericanpresident.html

    Sigh.

  3. James Marshall/Harrison Ford for me but I sure would not want Calista as FLOTUS …can you imagine!!

  4. RKae

    None of the “24” presidents? Huh?

    And, really, Denise? “Sigh”? Ugh! I wanted to vomit from the over-advocacy in what was supposed to be entertainment. What a ham-handed bit of soap-boxing on the filmmakers’ part.

    • Hi RK, sorry I’ve never watched “24”, bet I missed other great faux prez’s too 😀

      I did edit down the “speech” because the advocacy part was the only thing I didn’t like about the movie either. The ‘sigh’ was for the intelligence of the character, not agreeing with him 🙂

  5. Fav Faux President?

    Barack Obama

  6. Mel Sherwood

    Franchot Tone in Advise and Consent, Frederic March in Seven Days in May, and Henry Fonda in Fail Safe were infinitely superior to any of the actors listed in your polls.

  7. niteowl

    President Merkin Muffley/Peter Sellers, from “Dr. Strangelove” got my vote. Yeah, I know, Peter Sellers wasn’t born in this country – but, apparently, that’s not actually a requirement anymore.

  8. E. G. Marshall – Superman 2

  9. cfm990

    Jack Lemmon and James Garner in, My Fellow Americans.

  10. Lynn II

    Well, Denise, you could always “clear the road” and “take it downtown” if it gets too hairy. LOL!!