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Blog For A Beer: Hail To The Chief

Welcome to Fantasy Friday everyone. It’s time to Blog for a Beer. (Click here for the rules.)

This has been a pretty intense week. Elections and politics and CNN beaming holograms into their studios… But there’s one bit of election news that you may have missed: Stephen Colbert won, then lost the US Presidency… in the Marvel universe. Ah well, he’ll always be the president of my heart, much as Al Gore has been for the past 8 years.

It seems Obama will be the President of the Marvel Universe’s America, too.  Good luck with that, buddy.  His real life counterpart only has to deal with a crumbling economy, an unpopular war, and strained relations with other countries.  Marvel Obama has to deal with warring superpowered jerks in spandex.  And Wolverine.

It got me thinking, though, how do you think Obama would have handled Marvel’s Civil War?  Would he ever support the mutant registration act?  Do you think Michelle and Storm will hit it off during White House state dinners?  (They can talk about hair!)  If he were president in the DC universe, who do you think he would prefer to deal with, Batman or Superman?  Or Wonder Woman?

And most important of all: who would his arch nemesis be?  (I want costume descriptions too, people.)

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