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While Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen appear to be momentarily—ahem—allied, the day will come when the two will have to decide who ultimately rules from the uncomfortable perch of the Iron Throne. This got us wondering—if these two young outsiders were in America right now, who would make a better presidential candidate? Dany's got dragons in her corner, but Jon's come back from the dead. Jon is a measured and thoughtful leader, but Dany's ruled several cities at this point. Who are you casting your ballot for?

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Wow, where do you start with Jon Snow? From lowly bastard getting side-eye from his resentful adoptive mother Catelyn to reanimated corpse leading a multi-cultural fighting force against an ancient evil, he hasn't let any of it get him down. Sure, his girlfriend was fond of telling him he "knows nothing," but when it comes to strategy and coalition-building, he knows what's what.

This guy has got some "outsider" cred—literally, he's always outside in the snow. You have to respect the commitment to the brand! Sure, Amy Klobuchar gave a speech in a roaring snow storm, but Jon Snow regularly gives motivational speeches in the snow. 

While he's the definition of a reluctant leader—check out that perma-pout, he hates this!—he's taken on the mantle and isn't ready to take it off for anyone. He may not be the best negotiator, but getting metaphorically stabbed in the back by the legislators certainly isn't going to hurt as much as getting literally stabbed in both the back and the front by people you thought were your brothers-in-arms! 

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Daenarys has really earned this. Has there every been a candidate more suited for the Iron Throne? She's liberated thousands of people, built armies, dealt with the frustrating day-to-day politics of large cities, raised three rambunctious children-dragons. She's ready to shatter this dragon glass ceiling. 

While not all of these qualities will translate directly to the Oval Office, she certainly has shown an aptitude for playing politics. And if she gets push-back from the legislative branch all she'll have to do is roll in on a dragon. Her legislative agenda is going to be taken care of in the first 30 days, easy!

Surrounding yourself with trusted advisors is a critical part of the presidency. Barack Obama had David Axelrod. Daenarys has Tyrion Lannister, who sobered up just in time to lead Dany during her last push for the Iron Throne. And let's be honest, Chief of Staff is pretty similar to the Hand of the King, right?

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Who would make a better 2020 presidential candidate: Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen?
A festive crown for the winner
#JonSnow2020
#Daenerys2020