President’s Day was Monday, sparking a debate between Jason “Jawiin” Inman and myself about who is the superior fictional commander-in-chief.  His choice for best fictional president, Josiah “Jed” Bartlett, PhD, is known for his strong speaking skills, excellent foreign policy, compassion and his love of trivia.  My choice for best fictional president, James Norcross, led his country through the turbulent 1960s, refurbished the White House with modern technology and also HAS COSMIC TRANSFORMATIONAL ELEMENTAL SUPER-POWERS AND THE ABILITY TO FLY.  Either way, since we found ourselves at an impasse, I felt it behooves us to bring this discussion to the greater masses, and let y’all, the Faithful Spoilerites, decide, which leads us to today’s supreme query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) probably should have done this on President’s Day, but at least it’s Wendell Wilkie’s birthday, and there’s no way I’m gonna remember this for another year, asking: Who is the most awesome fictional president of all time?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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  1. Alisha
    February 18, 2015 at 11:59 am — Reply

    I kinda want to say Richard Nixon. Even though he was a “real” president, he also becomes president again in the future world of “Futurama”. But he wasn’t really an awesome president, just a really funny one.

    I’ll go with the unnamed Efrosian who was President of the United Federation of Planets in 2293 solely because he was played by Kurtwood Smith and I can imagine him saying Red Foreman’s lines and crack up in giggle fits.

  2. February 18, 2015 at 12:57 pm — Reply

    Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

    • February 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm — Reply

      At least someone beat me to it.

  3. Doctor Dinosaur
    February 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm — Reply


  4. TheWolverine
    February 18, 2015 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    That would be Axe Cop. ‘Nuff said.

  5. February 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm — Reply

    First, I would think President Superman of Earth-23 or Axe Cop. But as a Finn I must say Urho Kaleva Kekkonen (UKK), a real prez of Finland from bygone years who was pretty unbelievable guy, Also they edited him in Superman vs Muhammad Ali cover here. :D

  6. Mauther
    February 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    No question: President (of Earth) Lindberg [The 5th Element] is the only president capable of going one on one with the great US President Camacho.

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