Fantasy President Index, a la Weinberger

David Weinberger mulls over the number of fake/fantasy/fictional U.S. presidents on television and asks: How many TV shows about fictitious presidents do we need to get the taste of the current one out of our mouths for at least a few minutes?

Sounds like a fun little research project for someone with more time on their hands than me: track the number of Fantasy Presidents on television since 1954 and look for the relationships. What’s going on when the FPI is high? Wars? Discontent? Disasters? And when the number is low? Peace? Prosperity? Apathy?

I’d be tempted to include movies, but then you’re stuck with every action flick that crosses paths with the Commander-In-Chief’s office.

Who’s your favorite fake president from small or large screen?

And why no sitcom Presidents?

[tags]television, presidency[/tags]