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Space the Nation: How would the DC heroes vote, if they could vote?

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Oct 30, 2018

How would the characters from the DC universe vote, if they could vote?

This is our third entry in a series examining how characters from our favorite franchises might see American politics. See the Avengers here, and Star Wars here.

 

Wonder Woman 1984 Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman

Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Kamala Harris — her congressional testimony interrogation skills (who needs a Lasso of Truth when you have Kamala?)

Signature policy goals: Immigration, gender equality, criminal justice reform

Favorite podcast:Strong Female Characters

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Superman

Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Beto O’Rourke — his activism on behalf of illegal immigrants and dedication to exercise.

Signature policy goals: Abolishing ICE, climate change

Favorite podcast: “Pod Save the People

Batman Ben Affleck

Batman

Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Joseph Kennedy, III — his use of a familial legacy and wealth for good and not evil.

Signature policy goals: Gun control, prosecuting hate crimes, maintaining the federal prohibition on marijuana

Favorite podcast:The Weeds

Supergirl Melissa Benoist

Supergirl

Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Kirsten Gillibrand — her ability to evolve on issues (like going from an A rating from the National Rifle Associate to an F).

Signature policy goals: Climate change, equal pay, civil rights protection for LGTBQIA+ people

Favorite podcast:Nancy

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Aquaman

Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Tom Steyer — his climate change activism and willingness to ignore conventional wisdom.

Signature policy goals: Access to clean water

Favorite podcast:Warm Regards

The Flash

The Flash

Ideal 2020 candidate and why: John Kasich — plain midwestern common sense and a commitment to mental health services.

Signature policy goals: Wrongful conviction compensation, science education

Favorite podcast:Crimetown

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Green Arrow

Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Mark Cuban — he’s a self-made man with an idiosyncratic approach to politics; not much of a “joiner.”

Signature policy goals: Maritime safety, international development

Favorite podcast:The Tim Ferriss Show"

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Nightwing

Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Cory Booker — his relentless optimism and proposal for a universal job guarantee program.

Signature policy goals: Education, disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, income inequality, racial justice

Favorite podcast: : “Code Switch

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