This year’s election cycle in the United States has left most of us feeling some unholy mixture of terrified, disheartened, and shruggingly bemused. There’s so much fuckery in politics that you have to be made of steel to get through it without any lasting damage. But if we could vote for something else for president, maybe like a TV show we all love, then we’d all feel a lot better. And HBO is here to make sure that we do exactly that, launching campaign for you to vote for who should win Game of Thrones. The GOT Party is here!
The video above does a great job of riling up all the different factions of people (those who “don’t see their banner on the ballot” while showing the Bolton’s flayed man reminds me a lot of real life at the moment) and points us in the direction of a site called TheGOTParty.com which then has a four-way voting system between candidates and you can read their individual platforms.
And who are the candidates this year? Well, we’ve got two heroes and two decidedly not heroes; Daenerys Targaryen is running with Tyrion Lannister as her running mate, and she’s coming in a solid second place at the moment (35% of voting) on her platform of bringing freedom to the known world. Who could possibly be beating her? Well, none other than Jon Snow and his seemingly unstoppable running mate Lyanna Mormont, who have 49% of the vote right now. His platform is much more pragmatic but just as compelling.
And on the other side of the ticket, we’ve got two candidates who are doing rather worse in the current polls. Lord Petyr Baelish is proving to be a solid third party candidate with 13% of the votes, and his running mate Sansa Stark is likely a big part of that. He wants to support small business and reducing Westeros’ debt to the Iron Bank. And he’s doing infinitely better than the fourth potential ruler. Reigning Queen Cersei Lannister has only 2.7% of the votes with her running mate Qyburn. I think you can pretty much guess why she’s doing so poorly.
The voting ends in a month, so be sure to get your voice heard, and no matter what happens in November, sit pretty with the knowledge that at least the Realm is protected. Let us know who you choose (the vote ain’t secret, dude) in the comments below!
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