In honor of Super Tuesday - and all the voting in primaries going on - I found an article on MSN that cracked me up... It takes a look at movie presidents and ranks them on their electability in the 2008 election. (I cut a lot out - so use the link above to read the actual article)
Here are 10 of our favorites, along with ratings on their effectiveness and what their chances would be in the 2008 race (10 being a shoo-in; 1 being no shot):
10. President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (Terry Crews) - "Idiocracy" (2006) I haven't seen this one.
9. President Tom Beck (Morgan Freeman) - "Deep Impact" (1998) This one is a personal favorite of mine... John loves this movie - but I think that given the unlikely situation the movie dealt with - he did a great job at being the leader.
8. President Arnold Schwarzenegger (Harry Shearer) - "The Simpsons Movie" (2007) I haven't seen this one.
7. President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) - "American Dreamz" (2006) I haven't seen this one.
6. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) - "The American President" (1995) This is one of my all-time favorite movies... I love the story, and the "don't back down" attitude of the president in this one.
5. President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) - "Mars Attacks!" (1996) I haven't seen this one.
4. "President" Dave Kovic (Kevin Kline) - "Dave" (1993) I saw this - and owned it on VHS at one time... but honestly can't remember the movie... must not have made much of an impact on me.
3. President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) - "Air Force One" (1997) Ok, I am a big Harrison Ford fan, and basically love him in most roles that he plays... but I did love that the president in this movie could kick some butt!!
2. President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman) - "Independence Day" (1996) This one was pretty good - although I haven't seen it in a while... I can't remember much about the president from the movie... just that Will Smith played in it.
1. President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers) - "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964) I haven't seen this one.
This list includes some of my all-time favorite movies and actors - and some that I haven't seen for lack of interest... but I thought that it was a fun article to read. I've managed to keep my political views distant from this blog this far - so I'm not going to get into it. I try to keep my politics to myself... well... myself and those that I know have the same views as mine... but there are some people out there in these races that I loathe... and pray that they aren't still around in November!