Harry Potter for President?

With the presidential election coming up, political debates can get heated, quickly spiraling out of control. I have very strong opinions about politics. I also want to keep my friends, Democrats and Republicans alike. Therefore, I will try not to spew my political views all over the internet. (If I slip up and get mouthy, please remember I respect your views as well. Can we still be friends?)

So, in an effort to bring a little fun to the political process, I’ve decided to do something really stupid. (What else is new, right?)

I’m inviting readers to nominate a presidential candidate. Yes, that’s what I said. Nominees will be accepted until Monday September 17th at noon eastern daylight time. The polls will open on September18th at midnight and will remain open for a full 24 hours. The winner will be announced September 19th at noon (EDT).

Here are the rules:

  1. You cannot nominate a real person. 
  2. You may nominate your favorite character from a novel. The candidate does not have to be human. 
  3. The character can be from a book you wrote (published or unpublished). 
  4. Post your nominee in the comments section on this blog. You must include a ONE paragraph campaign speech telling us why your candidate would make a great president. You may include ONE link to your personal website or blog. 
  5. You may tell blatant lies (this is politics, after all) 
  6. One nominee per person 
  7. You may bully all your friends and family into voting for your candidate. 
  8. The winning candidate receives nothing, however the person who nominated the winning candidate will receive an autographed copy of my book and some bling. Oh, and you can tell all your friends that you were the campaign manager for the newly elected President. 
  9. You must have fun. 

So, that’s it. Start working on your campaign speeches and get those submissions rolling in. Don’t forget to check back throughout the week to read up on the growing list of candidates. (We might do some fun stuff too. You just never know.)


21 thoughts on “Harry Potter for President?

  1. I nominate Lisbeth Salander (from “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series) for President of the United States of America. Ms. Salander has a strong sense of morals and is a strong proponet of women's rights. She will not back down for what she belives in and is willing to confront any man for women's rights. She would also be a proponet for the right to bear arms and would be willing to make golf the national passtime. Vote for Lisbeth Salander and she will defend both women's and men' “rights.

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  2. I nominate Lewis Franklin from the Lynchcliffe Cuckoo series because he supports the underdog and gives a voice to people who don't have one. Also he is very good looking so would look nice on the campaign posters and TV shots. He stands up for marriage and damily values sadly lacking in today's society and he hates violence.

    Great choice Diana. Hopefully Lisbeth would pass a new law on how rapists should be punished.

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  3. I nominate Vegin Martoka from The Lokana Chronicles. Vegin believes all men – and women – were created equal and will make sure that all are treated equally before the law. He despises corruption and has ousted corrupt officials from every level of government. A family man, Vegin strives to lead by example. Honor, decency, and integrity are very important to him. He is a team player, willing to compromise when needed, and believes that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

    Vote for Vegin! He will lead Lokana – erm, America, sorry – back to glory! 😀

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  4. I nominate Shuki Bolkiah as president. His qualifications: an excellent education, experience in advising kings and presidents, and he has helped bring a war to an end. This incident demonstrates his common sense – when a member of the opposite negotiating team asks whether he is really a eunuch, he replies: “A pity our respective Defence Ministers are not eunuchs. They might think with their brains instead of their balls.” This is an illustration of Shuki’s most important atribute – he doesn’t have an excess of Testosterone getting in the way of his thinking.
    Shuki Bolkiah, from ‘Not a Man’ and ‘The King’s Favourite,’ https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Samray

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  5. I nominate Mr. Darcy. Every woman in America would love him, and every man would want to be him. He wouldn't put up with any nonsense, he would know how to dance and entertain at state dinners, and he would make eloquent speeches. And besides, Elizabeth would make a killer first lady. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and support Mr. Darcy for president.
    My blog is: http://abluemillionbooks.blogspot.com/
    Vote Darcy in 2012!

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  6. Darth Vader gets my nomination. That cape-wearing dark lord knows what's needed to keep the unruly masses in line. Strong leadership requires a strong thumb and an occasional death choke. Gone will be the days of a Senate incapable of cooperation or deliberation. Vote for Darth Vader. Together we can rule the world!

    And if you like antagonists with an action plan, learn more about Samuel Knight's role in Dawn of Resurgence at http://www.GriffinsQuill.com

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  7. I nominate Cheyenne Wilson. from the timeless series she's a kick Ass chick with 3 hot body guards and u mess with her you'll be sorry go Cheyenne!!!!

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  8. I nominate Cheyenne Wilson from the Timeless Series. She has already endured more in her short life than most have in their entire lifetime AND she comes with her own personal Secret Service agents!!

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  9. I'm so impressed by all the Cheyenne nominations. Chey must have one heck of an election team! For everyone who seconded Lisa's nomination, please remember to stop by this blog on the 18th to cast your official vote. The place to cast your vote will be on the right side column.

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  10. I nominate CHeyenne from the Timeless series. She knows how to hold her temper, can go days on a minimum of sleep and food (shich means she'll amke an awesome mom someday), has, as one person has already pointed out, 3 kickass body guards. On top of this, she's not afraid to stick up to men, and when you REALLY piss her off, she will destroy you. Watch out world 🙂

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  11. I nominate Dakota, the collie hero in my Emily Dahill, CID Series.
    He's a keen listener, sometimes. Has a tendency to go explore on his own. Is brave and loyal to those he works with. And best of all he'll lick the dinner plates clean at a State Dinner thus insuring the guests don't linger to long.

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  12. I nominate Treebeard from The Lord of the Rings. He doesn't rush into decisions. He's definitely pro the environment. And because he isn't human, he'd be above all the usual questions of sex, race, religion etc. OK, there is a small danger of assassination by arson, but give him a bodyguard of firemen armed with hoses and I think we'll be fine 🙂

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  13. Thank you for the nomination. Abe is a special favorite of mine, but alas, the election is over for now. Perhaps you can nominate him again in four years. For now, we must support our new president, Cheyenne Wilson from the Timeless Series.

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