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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Decision '08: The votes are in! Here are your candidates

VOTING IS CLOSED.

The primaries have sputtered to a close, the votes have been painstakingly tallied, and the elderly poll volunteers have been sent to bed with a pat on the back and a warm glass of Metamucil.

All three races in Channel Surfing's quest to determine the Greatest TV Character of All Time were real squeakers, with a single vote determining the Republican and Democrat races, and a tie in the Independent contest. As previously decided, super delegates Malavika Jagannathan and Adam Reinhard have cast the winning ballots in that race, but then they had a thought: With the races so close, why not give you guys a chance to pick a Number Two? A vice president, shall we say. A Dick Cheney. A Dan Quayle. A Spiro Agnew. (Wow, we've had some crappy VPs, haven't we?)

Anyway, here's how it'll work. Vote for your favorite TV character from our three finalists: Murphy Brown (D), Alex P. Keaton (R), and The Fonz (I). Then vote for your SECOND favorite character (regardless of party affiliation): Homer Simpson (D), Oscar the Grouch (R), or Michael Scott (I).

To help you decide, we present to you the following clips.

Democrat Murphy Brown:




Republican Alex P. Keaton:




Independent The Fonz:




Democrat #2 Homer Simpson:




Republican #2 Oscar the Grouch:




Independent #2 Michael Scott:



Remember, feel free to mix and match parties when making your choices. Thanks again to everyone who voted, and be sure to check back when the winners are announced on Election Day, Nov. 4!

— Malavika Jagannathan, mjaganna@greenbaypressgazette.com, Adam Reinhard, areinhard@greenbaypressgazette.com

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20 Comments:

Let's see for Prez - have to be Murphy, and my perennial Fav, the Fonz - for VP - Hey! That's how America used to be, that's the way it was formed, You can have a Democrat for President and a Whig for Vice President!

Must be why the country is so screwed up...

By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 29, 2008 at 5:31 PM  

The Fonz and Michael Scott!

By Anonymous joe the plumber, At October 30, 2008 at 10:46 PM  

Well, she is one of my heroes, so I'll go Murphy Brown -- my love for MJ Fox notwithstanding. Then let's go Michael Scott for #2, because if Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin are qualified, so is he!

By Blogger CarrieLynn, At October 31, 2008 at 9:51 AM  

The Fonz, of course.

Write in candidate of Ralph Malph as VP! (That's Donny Host, you "Arrested Development" fans)

-- Tom the reporter

By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At October 31, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

Keaton/Simpson in '08

By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 31, 2008 at 11:28 PM  

Alex P. Keaton and Michael Scott. (Can Dwight be the assistant to the VP?)

By Anonymous mary, At November 1, 2008 at 9:57 AM  

The Fonz gets stuff done. I think Oscar would be a good attack dog as VP.

By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 1, 2008 at 1:45 PM  

Have to vote for the Fonz because of Wisconsin ties. VP's are pretty worthless. I'd say Homer has the best shot of doing something memorable.

By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 2, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

Have to vote for the Fonz because of Wisconsin ties. VP's are pretty worthless. I'd say Homer has the best shot of doing something memorable.

By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 2, 2008 at 10:40 AM  

No contest. Alex P. Keaton handled his drunk uncle Tom Hanks with the kind of mastery we need to use in Iraq and Iran. I'd like to see the Fonz as VP.

By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 2, 2008 at 4:01 PM  

murphy brown

By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 2, 2008 at 6:08 PM  

Murphy Brown and Oscar the Grouch!

By Anonymous Betty, At November 2, 2008 at 6:22 PM  

Murphy and Michael!!

By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 2, 2008 at 7:19 PM  

Alex P. Keaton and Homer J. Simpson

By Anonymous john mccain, At November 2, 2008 at 9:35 PM  

Ehhh, The Fonz and Michael "That's what she said" Scott. Talk about the change we need!

-- Sara

By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At November 3, 2008 at 10:03 AM  

Murphy Brown for Prez. Homer for VP. He'll get the Joe-Six-Pack vote!

By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 3, 2008 at 12:14 PM  

Just got an email from a reader.

Katherine from Denmark votes are for:
Alex P. Keaton
Oscar the Grouch

--Malavika

By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At November 3, 2008 at 3:20 PM  

arthur fonzarelli and homer simpson

By Anonymous dan, At November 3, 2008 at 10:41 PM  

alex p. keaton and michael scott.

By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 4, 2008 at 8:20 AM  

Fonz and Homer with Jack Bauer as Secretary of State.

By Blogger Antony, At November 4, 2008 at 11:41 AM  

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