CAPTAIN AMERICA IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
While we here in the “real world” only have the Democratic and Republican parties to hold our noses and vote for, citizens of the Ultimate Marvel Universe have the option of the “disagree with me and I’ll smash your teeth in with my red, white, and blue shield” party.
Newsarama broke the story today that Marvel plans to have none other than Captain America himself take the oath of office and become the President of the United States in Ultimates #16, on stands September 26th. Apparently Cap is elected as a write-in candidate during a special election that comes as a result of widespread chaos in America during the “Divided We Fall” storyline. In the story, several states have seceded from the Union, and Washington, D.C. lies in ruins. Marvel Editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso swears this move isn’t meant to be a political statement:
Man, I wish I lived in the Ultimate Universe and could vote for Captain America. Just think of how amazing the debates would be. I mean, how do you possibly win an argument with Captain freaking America? Romney or Obama would go on some long-winded tangent about making health care and housing affordable for the middle class, or get into some heated rhetoric regarding foreign policy, and when it was time for Cap to address the question, he’d just step out from behind the podium, hold up his shield, flash his pearly whites and say, “Yes, as you can see…AMERICA.” Thunderous applause.