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The POTUS With the Mostest: Which TV President Are You?


The POTUS With The Mostest: Which TV President Are You?


Happy Presidents’ Day, Americans! I’m actually Canadian, so I’m not entirely sure what this holiday is all about, but I figure you probably wave American flags in honor of your beloved Presidents while belting out “God Bless America,” right? Maybe eat some apple pie? Fire off some muskets?

In any case, a three-day weekend can’t be so bad, especially if the break gives you an excuse to binge-watch your favorite TV presidents. I know I’m not the only one who’s watched more fictional presidents than real ones – and it’s not just because I’m your neighbor to the North. Pretend presidents are way more exciting and interesting than real presidents, thanks to all the drama and intensity they face on a daily basis, and, of course, all the sex scandals…OK, maybe pretend presidents are pretty much the same as real ones, but I think we can agree they’re at least better-looking. It’s no wonder why we want to live vicariously through these fake POTUSes – all the power, the prestige, passion, and flattering lighting!

So, in honor of your Presidents’ Day, I’ve put together a fancy personality test listing memorable TV Presidents and what your personal favorite president says about you. Try it: it’s both revealing and fool-proof. All hail the chief!

President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen), ‘The West Wing’

The POTUS With The Mostest: Which TV President Are You? 

You’re an inspirational person, who can easily rhyme off important-sounding quotes from the likes of Shakespeare and Roosevelt, without breaking a sweat. Yeah, that’s right: you’re the smartest person in the room. Always. When you’re not bossing people around – I mean, leading them – you’re in the kitchen, cooking (you make a mean Thanksgiving dinner). When you’re not scribbling in your journal, you’re hanging out with your bros and questioning God.

President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert), ‘24’

 The POTUS With The Mostest: Which TV President Are You?

You’re not afraid to let other people lead (especially if they can save the country from terrorist threats) because when it comes to making decisions, you faithfully trust your gut. You’re a family man, so when the chips are down, you always put your fam first. But that doesn’t mean you’re a pushover: you’re no-nonsense and direct, which results in (almost) always getting the response you want. You also have a pretty strong immune system, so, really, not much can get you down. Oh, and your baritone voice is so smooth, it can sell anything, like, say, insurance.

President Mackenzie Allen (Geena Davis), ‘Commander in Chief’

 The POTUS With The Mostest: Which TV President Are You?

You thrive on being first in almost everything (like being the first female president), and you’re most likely a feminist. You’re pretty much heads-and-shoulders above the crowd (because you're probably super tall), and you're unafraid to break the rules, including the proverbial glass ceiling. Unfortunately, you’re ahead of your time, so people (voters and viewers) may not be ready for your presence at the head of the table (or state), but that’s OK. You’ll keep on swinging.

President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn), ‘Scandal’

The POTUS With The Mostest: Which TV President Are You? 

You can charm the pants off anyone, and you know it. You’re passionate and romantic, which means that you’re easily led by your emotions. On the other hand, you sometimes feel you are living a double-life, which means you have some major trust issues. And despite having the best head of hair in any room (including the Oval Office, of course), you’re also pretty sleazy. But hey – that’s just only apart of your sex appeal. Oh yeah: and you have a lot of sex. Like, a lot.

President George W. Bush (Will Ferrell), ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘You’re Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush’

 The POTUS With The Mostest: Which TV President Are You?

You’re the class clown. You like making people laugh, and you don’t care if it’s at your expense. Most times you don’t realize when you’re being funny, which makes you even more hilarious. You are most likely Southern, or at least enjoy Southern comforts, like cattle ranches, chicken pot pie, and tobacco. You’re also pretty close with your dad, and often find yourself trying to finish your father’s battles. You like sports more than reading, which probably explains why you find yourself making up words to sound more intelligent than you are.

President Garrett Walker (Michael Gill), ‘House of Cards’

 The POTUS With The Mostest: Which TV President Are You?

You are easily manipulated by people, even if you don’t realize it at the time. Sometimes you can lose your temper when you feel out of control, which happens more often than you’d like. You have powerful friends, but are quick to end alliances with life-long chums if your interests no longer align. Your work trumps your relationships, but you are eager to make things right with your significant other, even if the attempts end in vain. You’re a bit of a stick-in-the-mud, too, and have strong opinions, and though you like your voice to be heard, not a lot of people are actually listening. 

- Netflix
- Will Ferrell
- Michael Gill
- Tony Goldwyn
- Geena Davis
- Martin Sheen
- Dennis Haysbert
- Scandal
- The West Wing
- House of Cards (2013)
- 24
- Commander In Chief
- Saturday Night Live

Written by: briannehogan
Feb 17th, 2014, 4:45 am

Images courtesy of NBC, FOX, ABC, HBO, Netflix, zimbio.com


Level 2 (71%)
Since: 02/Mar/10
Message Posted On Feb 20th, 2014, 5:19 am

They really should have given The West Wing at least one more season (if that was an option). The concept of the campaign and election would have turned off viewers -after all, in real life it is a circus that puts off people. Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda (and any of the remaining and new cast) would have made it very interesting.


Level 1 (77%)
Points: 7.8
Since: 19/Dec/12
Message Posted On Feb 19th, 2014, 9:56 am

I loved The West Wing and thought Martin Sheen did a fantastic job an POTUS where as Tony Goldwyn's portrail seems a bit easy to push around if you bully him. But the best President of The United States of Ameriac on Tv was played by Jimmy Smits. If you remember the last season of The West Wing then you will remember that Jimmy became the next President. Now Americans have voted in an African/American as there leader in real life, could they accept an Hispanic President? I blieve that if he was cought making out in a car at night in his car with his WIFE like Jimmy was in The West Wing, I think he would be an easy choise. Just like they say in the how, "how can you not respect a man who gets caught making out with his own wife, you know he believes in family values"


Level 2 (71%)
Since: 02/Mar/10
Message Posted On Feb 17th, 2014, 5:42 pm

I'd say most presidents would aspire to be like Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen). However, as much as I love the West Wing, it was too idealistic in this respect: most would have at least a bit (probably a lot) of Frank Underwood in them in order to win the office of the President in the first place.


Message Posted On Feb 17th, 2014, 8:44 am
President Josiah Bartlet :-) the west wing all the way lol

Level 2 (59%)
Since: 23/Feb/12
Message Posted On Feb 17th, 2014, 6:23 am

I have to go with Martin Sheen as Josiah Edward Bartlet. West Wing was a phenomenal show that left a lasting imprint in my memory.

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