Reaganocomics: Reagan Loses Election to Captain America!

You asked for more, you're getting more! Ronald Reagan is in tons of comics (and I was wrong last time, he appeared in several books, usually as an actor, before Brother Power the Geek), and the SBG means to look at his greatest hits. Although I admit this is an oldie I've mentioned before, it's a goodie. In What If Captain America Had Been Elected President? (#26 of vol.1), Cap runs against Carter and Reagan in the 1980 election. And the two candidates are united on one thing: Cap has no business being in politics!
None of those arguments wash with the electorate and Ronnie comes in a far second to "America". I mean, who WOULDN'T vote for America no matter the ticket, right?
I'm going to guess they called the election early because there sure are a lot of states who still need to report in on this count. And really guys, shouldn't Cap be in white? Red is the Republicans' color. Maybe this reality has more changes to it than just a superhero winning an election, who knows?

Now all I want to know is which states voted for which candidates. I wonder if there's a way to guesstimate using the total electoral votes or if it's just hogwash...

5 comments:

Toby'c said...

"I mean, who WOULDN'T vote for America no matter the ticket, right?"

Well, if he was up against the Allosaurus from Irregular Webcomic...

David said...

Actually, until the 2000 election, *blue* was the Republican color and red was used by Democrats... CNN's coverage of the election flipped the tradition on its head in a fascinating way.

Siskoid said...

It's all Greek to me, because the de facto Republicans in Canada (Conservatives) are blue, and de facto Democrats (Liberals) are red. It's always confused me.

Not that anything REALLY sets them apart in Canada beyond the color. You can vote "fairly right wing" or "sort of right wing" or for a party that won't win. Quite the choice.

Jeff R. said...

They used to switch red and blue based on a particularly strange set of rules (switching between "party in power" and "party out of power"), and the formula just happened to align to the parties 3 or 4 times in a row and start people talking about the colors as party identifiers enough that they decided to just make them permanently that way rather than confuse people by switching like they used to.

Siskoid said...

I did not know this!

 

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