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Best TV vice president turned president: Mackenzie Allen or Selina Meyer?

President Mackenzie Allen (Geena Davis of "Commander In Chief") and President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus of "VEEP") are TV vice presidents who inherited the highest office in the land. After the president's sudden death, Allen struggles as the first female president. When Meyers' boss resigns, she only makes it one season as president (although she negotiates the freeing of Tibet, Veep Wikia ranks her fictional presidency "among the worst"). Who was the better TV VP turned president?

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Who is the greatest TV president of all time?

In these troubled political times, debating the best small-screen Commander-in-Chief is a welcome exercise in escapism. These fictional characters faced terrorism, Cylons, and scheming staff members; they've had affairs, murdered people, and been driven from office by electoral college ties. 

But who wins your vote for TV's best American president?

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President Meyer is foul-mouthed, opportunistic, shallow, and hilarious, with a knack for saying the exact wrong thing at the wrong time. But she's a staunch feminist ("If men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at an ATM”) and extremely entertaining, even if she is bitter that her efforts on behalf of America are wasted.

 "Jesus Christ. You know, you do your best, you try to serve the people, and then they just fuck you over."
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Davis' "Commander In Chief" didn't last long, but the show made a lasting impression on people. Audiences relished the novel idea of a woman actually running the country. And Davis played a president who struggled not just with gender expectations, but with opposition from within her own party and abroad.

"I am going to run this government. If some Islamic nations can't tolerate a female president, then I promise you it will be more their problem than mine." 
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Watch Allen contend with her scheming vice president. It's not easy being CiC! 

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Watch as Meyer gives a freeform State of the Union address when her teleprompter goes out.

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Meyer was a lot more inappropriate than Allen.

"I don't want to sound insensitive, but don't you think mudslides are the funniest kinds of natural disasters?"
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Despite her numerous gaffes and frequent profanity, many long for a Meyer presidency IRL.

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But others still wish Geena Davis could assume command.

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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Best TV vice president turned president: Mackenzie Allen or Selina Meyer?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamAllen
#TeamMeyer