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Which movie or TV president do you wish the real-life U.S. president could be like?

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Vaughan Meader in "The First Family"

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How about the guy in that TV show about aliens among us, "The EvenT" for worst entertainment president?

Like cardboard?

Any others?

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How about Danny Glover in the movie, 2012?

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There were other presidents during 24's run as well, Serrano (two, to be exact). I noticed you picked Palmer ONLY to compare with Obama. Is it because they're both black...

You're implying that its racist to light-heartedly compare a TV character depicting the first black US president with the actual first black US president.... wow, it must take a lot of effort to be that politically correct.

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Change, you beat me to it!

Yes, I was also going to say Dennis Haysbert who plays President David Palmer in 24. He looked great as a president.

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Pretty awful choices, really.

Serrano: "Obama is such a disappointment after watching 24's President David Palmer."

There were other presidents during 24's run as well, Serrano (two, to be exact). I noticed you picked Palmer ONLY to compare with Obama. Is it because they're both black and in your mind one black guy should think like the other?

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Obama is such a disappointment after watching 24's President David Palmer.

Bill Pullman's President Thomas Whitmore in Independence Day: "We're being exterminated" ( by the aliens )

I can imagine Obama saying this, but I can't imagine Obama saying, "Nuke 'em. Let's nuke the bastards."

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David Palmer

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I was going to suggest Prime Minister Hacker, in "Yes, Prime Minister."

But an Americanized version of that is pretty much what we've got anyway.

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fivegogo2003-san,

Where are the women presidents?

You're not suggesting that there should be an American Margaret Thatcher, are you?

NO, PLEASE NO!

NOT THAT!

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Bill Pullman as President Thomas Whitmore! : "Nuke 'em. Let's nuke the bastards."

Seriously though, why isn't Dennis Haysbert as 24's President David Palmer on this list?

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GET OFF MY PLANE

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I was glad to see so many say, "none of the above". The reason for me, is that I barely know who any of them are! Hehehehehehe, I just do not like many movies - my toleration for what I don't like in video entertainment is pretty low. What about Hyacinth in "Keeping Up Appearances"? She might be a better president than what US has had in a while...

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Peter Sellers, gaijintrabeller is right.

Why isn't whatsisname from wag the dog (clinton parody) up there?

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Where are the women presidents?

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haha, this is a funny poll indeed. No doubt it will be harrison ford. He made the president seem really bad ass in that movie.

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Michael Scarn in "Threat Level Midnight"

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Merkin Muffley.

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George W Bush in Family Guy.

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Peter Sellars in Being There would be better than any of these. He may have been simple, but he always had the best of intentions.

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None of the above. There are others missing. Through having a president with Morgan Freeman's brilliant speaking voice and style would steady the world and endear him to people everywhere. But he would need a congress with a willingness to do good. And that is even more fantastic than his being president.

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None of the above.

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duh! give a away!

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