Cersei is a formidable opponent, but I believe that Hillary is the better choice. Here are five reasons why Hillary Clinton should beat Cersei Lannister in 2016.
A few months ago, Hillary Clinton announced that she is running, again, for president.
In order to prevail, she must unite the Democratic Party, rally her followers behind her and overtake a Republican candidate in the 2016 election. If successful, Hillary Clinton will become the first female president of the United States in our 227-year presidential history.
Around the same time, HBO premiered its 5th season of Game of Thrones, where clans and dynasties vie to rule the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros before they are killed off by book author George R.R. Martin or HBO showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
This season, an exchange between Tyrion Lanniser and Varys “the Spider” strongly suggested that a woman might one day sit on the Iron Throne. It will probably be Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, Margaery Tyrell, or Daenerys Targaryen. But in a story jam-packed with strong female characters who excel at swordsmanship, cunning, and conquering – ahem, liberating – cities with the help of fire-breathing dragons, only one woman has been a constant presence in King’s Landing, first as queen and then as mother of boykings: Cersei Lannister.
Cersei, by proxy to young Tommen, is the most powerful woman in Westeros. Hillary is the most powerful woman in politics. Who’s the better presidential candidate? Here are five reasons why I’m voting for Hillary Clinton and not Cersei Lannister in 2016.
1. Hillary Clinton did not mysteriously arrange the death of her husband using wine and a wild boar.
I think we can all agree that Cersei’s actions were wrong, and Hillary Clinton did not do that.
2. Hillary Clinton did not attempt to kill a child by throwing him out of a castle window because he witnessed a crime that would have revealed the family’s illegitimate reign.
Again, Hillary did not do that. Cersei did that.
3. Hillary Clinton did not bully, abuse, and arrange a murder trial against her younger brother because he is a dwarf.
Hillary Clinton would never do that.
4. Hillary Clinton does not spend all of her time at King’s Landing.
Seriously, Cersei never leaves King’s Landing. Like, ever. Meanwhile, Hillary has flown around the world a billion times because that was her job as Secretary of State. Say what you will about Hillary’s membership in the Washington elite, but at least she does not spend literally all of her waking life scheming on a patio.
5. Hillary Clinton is not threatened by Margaery Tyrell.
Cersei is apparently convinced that Margaery Tyrell is the younger, more beautiful rival from a prophecy foretold to young Cersei by a witch living in her father’s forest. Margaery is engaged to Cersei’s son, King Tommen, and is expected to become queen, so that makes sense. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, is not threatened by Margaery Tyrell, or strong women, or Elizabeth Warren, because Hillary Clinton is a strong woman and a strong leader. And no other woman is seeking the Democratic nomination.
For these reasons, Hillary Clinton would make a much better ruler than Cersei Lannister.