8 Book Characters You Wish Could Run for President
Election season is almost over in America. Whether you're helping to choose our 45th president or not (hello, reader friends from other countries!), we invite you to take a brief step away from the world of actual politics and enter the world of fictional politics.
We asked on Facebook and Twitter: If you could nominate a fictional book character as president, who would you pick? Your top answers are below. Who would get your vote?
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Potential running mates: Galadriel, Frodo Baggins, Treebeard, Dumbledore (magical crossover edition)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Potential running mates: Anyone who reminds voters that he is not the Atticus from Go Set a Watchman
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Potential running mates: Tyrion Lannister, Asha/Yara Greyjoy, Drogon the dragon
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Potential running mates: Susan Delgado, Alain Johns, Cuthbert Allgood
Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
Potential running mates: Leonard of Quirm, Moist von Lipwig, Sam Vimes (against Sam Vimes's wishes)
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Potential running mates: Miss Honey or Encyclopedia Brown (smarty-pants crossover edition)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Potential running mates: Veet Voojagig, Tricia/Trillian, Ford Perfect, Marvin the paranoid android
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Potential running mates: Luna Lovegood, Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter, Kingsley Shacklebolt
Which book character would win your vote? Let's talk fictional politics in the comments!
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