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Which president for president??

  • 04-04-2020 8:16pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,315 ✭✭✭ deise08


    OK so which character president from tv/film do you think would be the best president to deal with the current situation in America?

    Just watching Bill Pullman in Independence Day and I think he would do a mighty job.

    Although my first choice would be Harrison Ford from Air Force One. (would always be my first choice for anything :-))


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭ Unearthly


    Bill Pullman from Independence Day was my 1st thought to. I reckon he could do a speech that would motivate me to quarantine for years


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer


    Odd one Rock Hudson in The Third World War, miniseries from the 80s or Kevin James in Pixels:(


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    You'd imagine it has to be Jed Bartlett for the inspiration angle, if we're counting TV. The quintessential statesman.

    Cinema? Morgan Freeman from Deep Impact is a good start. Harrison Ford for action president but a level head is what you'd want here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭ Unearthly


    For TV I'd go for David Palmer from 24. He has experience dealing with viruses ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,003 ✭✭✭ BrianBoru00


    President Bartlett all day


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,025 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    Troy McClure (assuming TV is allowed). If he can lead a country whilst his neck is missing, he could easily deal with a pandemic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,849 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

    Couldn’t be any worse than Trumplethinskin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ mikhail


    endacl wrote: »
    President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

    Couldn’t be any worse than Trumplethinskin.
    I am struggling to think of a worse fictional president than Trump. Maybe the woman in Seveneves, or:
    s2e3-1nixonbody.jpg?w=660


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,681 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Not Frank Underwood anyway :D

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer


    President Snow?


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Gene Hackman in Absolute Power. :pac:

    Closer to reality some might say!


  • Registered Users Posts: 947 ✭✭✭ xper


    Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks! with Pierce Brosnan as chief scientific advisor.

    That went well, didn’t it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,169 ✭✭✭ 1huge1


    President Bartlett all day

    Agreed, let Bartlet be Bartlet


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    Harrison Ford in Air Force One


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,471 ✭✭✭ facehugger99


    President Merkin Muffley from Dr Strangelove.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer


    mikhail wrote: »
    I am struggling to think of a worse fictional president than Trump. Maybe the woman in Seveneves, or:
    s2e3-1nixonbody.jpg?w=660

    Isn't there something where Charles Lindburgh is elected president?


  • Registered Users Posts: 947 ✭✭✭ xper


    Isn't there something where Charles Lindburgh is elected president?
    Not sure if this what you’re thinking of but Lindbergh is US Ambassador to a victorious 1960s Nazi Germany in Robert Harris’s Fatherland. Joe Kennedy is the US president seeking to reach a detente with 75 year old Hitler in the midst of a US-German Cold War. trump would be all over that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,124 ✭✭✭✭ Charlie19


    silverharp wrote: »
    Not Frank Underwood anyway :D

    I don't know about that, he was fairly likable early on:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,025 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    Isn't there something where Charles Lindburgh is elected president?

    The Plot Against America. Haven't seen it yet, but it's on the watchlist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,690 ✭✭✭✭ ~Rebel~


    How about the lad from Armageddon? Rousing stuff!



    Though really, I'm in the Bartlett camp, followed by President James Dale in Mars Attacks.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭ MfMan


    Give you Bruce Greenwood as JFK in Thirteen Days or else Fredric March as President Lyman in Seven Days In May.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,976 ✭✭✭ brevity


    Dave played by Kevin Kline

    Thrown in at the deep end and did a fine job. Saved his (well not his but...you know) marriage too.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,706 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I might throw out a slightly cheating left field suggestion: President Laura Roslin. Knows how to deal with an existential crisis, while making tough decisions, sometimes going against the grain for the common good. Juggled the balance between civil rights & the seductiono f authoritarianism.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,540 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    Even Josh Brolin in W would be an improvement right now


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,075 ✭✭✭ talla10


    Unearthly wrote: »
    Bill Pullman from Independence Day was my 1st thought to. I reckon he could do a speech that would motivate me to quarantine for years

    We will go quietly into the house.
    We will banish our way of life without a fight.
    Today we celebrate our 1,000 quarantine day!


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