9 Television Presidents We'd Totally Vote For: Who Wins?

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Last night, Barack Obama actually referenced Mad Men during his State of the Union speech, comparing the current treatment of women in the workplace with the status of Peggy and company on Matthew Weiner's award-winning drama.

Politics and television. The two have gone together for generations.

This, of course, got us to thinking about the most memorable characters to ever sit in the Oval Office... and/or whatever they called Laura Roslin's room on Battlestar Galactica.

They've been men, they've been women, they'd had MS and they've carried on affairs with local fixers. We've listed a few of our favorites below:


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