Decision '08: The votes are in! Here are your candidates
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Adam Reinhard, email@example.com