For those addicted to the HBO hit series "Game of Thrones," could you imagine if those vying for the thrones of the Seven Kingdoms were competing with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on today's political landscape. The Mother Jones news team postulates how today's dirty politics might be played out if Daenerys Targaryen, Jeffrey Baratheon and Robb Stark were added to the presidential race in contention for leader of the free world.
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Daenerys Targaryen: Wrong for Dragons, Wrong For The Realm
In an ad paid for by the Committee to Protect Dragons, when this commercial was first aired on June 20th, one American citizen commented "(she's) still a better choice than Obama or Romney. Give it a look-see and tell us if you'd trust "Calisi" with your dragons? Or if you think someone like Hillary Clinton would have kept better track of those flying varmits?
Joffrey Baratheon: Where Is The Birth Certificate?
The boy-that-would-be-king has received push-back from the Birthers. Giving Obama a breather for the time-being, the radical right is in hot pursuit of Joffrey. Can he prove that he is a legitimate heir or just another bastard skating through the system? Where is that birth certificate? -- that's what Donald Trump wants to know. And with the cost of peat moss going through the thatched roof, one has to wonder what the youngest Baratheon can do to save the economy.
Robb Stark: The Biggest Celebrity in the North
Robb Stark's Hollywood good looks makes him a favorite with the Left Wing elitists. He's the type of guy George Clooney would love to break bread with when not chasing nubile young starlets around Lake Como. However, his track record with terrorists groups like the Wildlings gives him low marks in international affairs and housing an illegal alien nanny doesn't put him on the right side of the immigration issue. Plus sending his mother to the pokey is probably going to lose him the woman's vote.
And we haven't even touched on what these three candidates might do with Super-Pac money, how they could utilize social media to enhance their campaigns, if they would have the wherewithal to regulate the "too-big-to-fail" banks, how they'd secure the Latino vote, or if they would reduce taxes for the serfs.
In regards to running mates, while Obama continues to run with gaffe-laden-but-lovable Biden and Romney is tap-dancing away from Rubio because his popularity might eclipse his own, who would these 3 candidates choose for their number 2 slots?
While Vice Presidents in the last couple of centuries haven't wielded much power (albeit Dick Cheney), the "Hand of the King" is the most powerful appointed position in the Seven Kingdoms. One might equate it to the role of the prime minister in an absolute monarchy. He or she is the King's closest adviser, appointed and authorized to make decisions in the King's name. Perhaps a Wildling might fit the bill? Or how about one of those White Walkers? One of those guys could surely put the fear of God into today's party extremists, on both sides of the aisle. Don't you think?
White Walker from the "Game of Thrones"