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Off YOUR Mind: Would Captain America (or Another Hero) Make a Good President?

We all have opinions, now is the time to share yours.

You've probably heard the news. Captain America became the President in the Ultimate Universe. There's a bunch of stuff going on which lead to him becoming the choice for the job. This isn't the first time the idea has been tossed about. CAPTAIN AMERICA #250 (from 1980) immediately comes to mind. We've often thought what it'd be like to have Cap or Superman (remember the Kryptonian birthing matrix origin that made it so he technically was born on the rocket when it landed in Smallville?) as President. Now the Ultimate Universe will see the Super Soldier as the President.

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This week's question is, would Captain America, or another superhero, make a good President? If you don't think Cap would be the best choice, who do think would be? Could someone like Cap give up being a superhero in order to perform the Presidential duties? Would they have to hang up their spandex in order to wear suits and sit around the White House?

Let us know in the comments below.

Tony Guerrero is the Editor-in-Chief of Comic Vine. You can follow him on Twitter @GManFromHeck. He has no desire to be the President of the United States. He'll settle for being President of Comic Vine.

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Posted By SolthesunGod

Don't we all like stuff?

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Posted By CitizenJP

@Eternal Chaos said:

I go for Doom.

Hail DOOM!

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Edited By SolthesunGod

Layla Miller. She knows stuff. Joking aside I think Layla would be a great president. She's intelligent, compassionate but ruthless enough to make the tough decisions if she needs to. I also don't think it would go to her head like it would someone like Tony Stark. I don't think Captain America would make a good president look at the mess he made of Avengers Versus X-Men and Civil War. Diplomacy is not his strong suit.

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Posted By Eternal Chaos

I go for Doom.

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Posted By takuy


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Posted By BlueLantern1995

I'd vote for any Captain America.

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Posted By BennyB

I'd like to see that homicidal maniac The Punisher as President, tougher punishment on crimes, DEATH DEATH DEATH!

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Posted By Dernman

I think if he could get over having to take direct action himself then he has a shot. Unlike 616 Cap his brain has also been enhanced all he needs to do is change his normal approach.

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Posted By Rick_Grayson

Lucius Fox for president!

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Posted By Vincie_Pooh

Howard the Duck for President!!!! Hahaha

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Edited By DarthShap

Luthor for President! Four more years!

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Posted By JamDamage

Lex Luther

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Posted By Tony_Shark

Ultimate Cap is getting shit done. 616 Cap isn't as aggressive as Ult. Cap.

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Posted By zackattack529

Bruce Wayne should run for president with Lucious Fox as his Vice President, Alfred as his senior Advisor. Bruce also has strong ties to the JLA which he is a member himself therefore we have the greatest defense, he always has Batman INC for foreign affairs. and many more things that can support his claim.

also just a side note, if Lex Luthor wasn't EVIL and SELFISH...he'd probably make the best president in history. no joke

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Edited By Aspirant

Captain? After AVX no. Unless you like facism. Spidey for prez.

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Posted By tomdickharry1984

The AUthoirty became US President and look how well that went!!! NOT! Cap cant punch the budget, hes better as a weapon IMO

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Edited By Bitchgurl

Considering how many  whack jobs try to kill him NOW, just imagine how much serious it'll be if he becomes the C.I.C.? 
How man super goofballs will attempt to blow up the White House? 
How many civilians will be hurt or killed in these attacks? 

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Posted By Chaos Burn

i'd vote for Bruce Wayne - with his brain and tough stance on crime, the world could be a better place

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Posted By Teerack

I'd vote for Tony Stark.

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Posted By Miss_Garrick

The ones I would vote for are: Captain America of the mainstream Marvel universe and Jay Garrick. I had a few other heroes in mind, but they weren't born in America so that doesn't work.

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Posted By ComicMan24

@ssejllenrad said:

As much evil they have dealt with, no hero is ready for the type of villainy that comes alongside politics.

I agree with this. You can beat up a villain but not opposing politicians.

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Posted By ssejllenrad

As much evil they have dealt with, no hero is ready for the type of villainy that comes alongside politics.

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Edited By guttridgeb

I don't see it lasting. He'll be too busy saving the world and stuff like any other super hero president would be.