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Earlier this year, we had our readers cast their ballots in a fictional pop-culture-president race between some of the most noteworthy fake leaders of the free world. The people have spoken, and as it turns out, America is ready for a woman president. With more than double the votes of the next closest candidate, Veep’s Selina Meyer trounced the competition, proving once more that competency is no barrier to getting elected to the highest office in the land. And despite a very tight three-way competition for last place, an unexpected champion (or champions, rather) emerged: The dual co-presidential ticket of White House Down’s John Sawyer and Olympus/London Has Fallen’s Benjamin Asher. They may leave the White House in worse shape than they found it, but at least they’ll be relegated to last place while doing so.


As promised, The A.V. Club’s video team has produced campaign ads for both our winner and losers.

Selina Meyer For President

Selina Meyer gets a bright, upbeat advertisement for her presidency, one that emphasizes her commitment to being committed to you.


James Sawyer & Benjamin Asher For Not President

Meanwhile, Sawyer and Asher are subjected to the withering assessment of an attack ad, which uses savvy opposition research to highlight the fact that the White House tends to blow up when one of these guys is in office.


Thanks to everyone who participated in this election. We’ve shown the world that America will not stand for feckless, unqualified leaders, unless they make us laugh. Thank heavens Donald Trump isn’t a stand-up comedian, or at least not a very good one.