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The Batclan hit the polls

November 2nd, 2004 (02:29 am)

On this election day, a lot of folks (yours truly included) will be biting their fingernails and freaking out until it's all over. So, a little levity:

Bruce Wayne (Batman): Republican. Philanthropic, pro-business, and extremely tough on crime; the original compassionate conservative. If Gotham's anything like other big cities in its region, it's probably heavily Democratic, so Bruce probably backs a fair number of Dem candidates. (Wayne Manor is actually in Bristol, outside the city, so Bruce doesn't vote in Gotham anyway. But for my money, Lucius Fox is a huge kingmaker in Gotham's Democratic Party.) Favorite politician: Rudy Giuliani. Even if he is a pussy.

Jim Gordon: Democrat. C'mon, he's from Chicago; it's required. Hell, he moved away fifteen years ago and he's probably still voting Democratic there. I do see Jim as a very conservative Democrat, though.

Leslie Thompkins: Green. Voted for Nader last time. Might actually vote for him again even if this election's critical, because Kerry's such a goddamn right-winger these days.

Alfred Pennyworth: American citizen, or a permanent resident? Got me. My bet, assuming the former: he listens very carefully to everything Leslie says, takes the filled-out sample ballot she gives him into the voting booth -- and then votes the exact opposite.

Barbara Gordon (Original Batgirl, Oracle): Democrat. I see Babs as fairly liberal, more so than her dad, but with some strong conservative streaks. My guess is she's pro-choice, but thinks three strikes laws are a great idea.

Dick Grayson (Robin I, Nightwing): More liberal than Bruce, more conservative than Babs. Votes his conscience; registers as a Democrat to piss off Bruce.

Cassandra Cain (Batgirl): ...is Cass 18 yet? Not that it matters. Doesn't vote. Doesn't care.

Tim Drake (Robin III): too young to vote. Not too attracted to either of the major parties. Probably will register as Independent, maybe Libertarian.

Jason Todd (Robin II): dead. Like Jim Gordon, voting Democratic in Chicago.

Stephanie Brown (Spoiler, Robin IV): canonically Republican (Robin #44, I think); recently re-registered in a new polling location with a change of parties.

Comments

Posted by: Maire (mkcs)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2004 12:43 am (UTC)

*blushes at own ignorance*

So does this mean that you not only vote for a candidate or party, you also list yourself as Republican, Democrat, etc?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2004 01:08 am (UTC)

If you want to. Most people register as a member of a political party because that way you get to vote in primary elections for that party. (Some places have open primaries, where Republicans can vote in the Democratic primary, but it depends where you are.) But in the actual elections, you vote for any candidate you want.

Some people just stay independent and unaffiliated.

Posted by: The Great and Terrible Oz (ludditerobot)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2004 08:40 am (UTC)
I Voted!

In most states, you register by party, which makes things easier when primaries come. A primary, in case you don't know, is how they whittle the party's candidate pool to one, so it doesn't make much sense to have Democrats vote in the Republican's primaries, and vice versa. My state doesn't have party on the voter registration form, though, and even on states where it is on the form, it isn't required.

Posted by: tuppence1 (tuppence1)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2004 07:56 am (UTC)

HEE! All of this is beautiful.

Bruce Wayne (Batman): Republican. Philanthropic, pro-business, and extremely tough on crime; the original compassionate conservative.

That sounds about right. I can't see Bruce having much patience for the social conservative/uber-fundamentalist branch of the party, though.

But for my money, Lucius Fox is a huge kingmaker in Gotham's Democratic Party.)

So true. And he's probably been approached once or twice to run for office. Turned 'em down.

Jim Gordon: Democrat. C'mon, he's from Chicago; it's required. Hell, he moved away fifteen years ago and he's probably still voting Democratic there

As they say in my parts: Vote early, vote often.

Leslie Thompkins: Green. Voted for Nader last time. Might actually vote for him again even if this election's critical, because Kerry's such a goddamn right-winger these days.

Green on most everything, except for tort reform. Damnit, she knows too many Ob-Gyns out in Star City who've been forced to close their practices because of malpractice rates...

Alfred Pennyworth: everything Leslie says, takes the filled-out sample ballot she gives him into the voting booth -- and then votes the exact opposite.

Heh. Maybe not the *exact* opposite. I can't see Alfred, that lovely English gentleman (and former actor), having too much patience with the fundamentalist religion and homophobia endemic to some branches of the Republicans.

Barbara Gordon (Original Batgirl, Oracle): Democrat. I see Babs as fairly liberal, more so than her dad, but with some strong conservative streaks. My guess is she's pro-choice, but thinks three strikes laws are a great idea.

And her *favorite* political thing to do is bait Dinah (she, like all of the arrow clan, votes with Ollie) into a huge political argument. Babs sits and plays the devil's advocate (or gives a real belief) and sits back and watches as Dinah rants. Bonus points if Ollie is there and she can make him break something.

Dick Grayson (Robin I, Nightwing): More liberal than Bruce, more conservative than Babs. Votes his conscience; registers as a Democrat to piss off Bruce.

Very nice. Might have been talked into joining the Marriage Equality group for whatever state Bludhaven's in. Cause when Wally (Piper's a friend) and Roy (Arrow liberal,) agree on an political issue, you know Dick's gotta vote that way too.

Cassandra Cain (Batgirl): ...is Cass 18 yet? Not that it matters. Doesn't vote. Doesn't care.

Is she going out in daylight at the moment? Cause if she is, she's being stopped every few seconds to "Come help elect John Kerry!" (Living in a big, democratic city and all.) Of course, if she lived in Smallville, she'd probably get "Come help elect George Bush!" every five seconds.

Tim Drake (Robin III): too young to vote. Not too attracted to either of the major parties. Probably will register as Independent, maybe Libertarian.

Independent, most likely. Although maybe he'll have a spell of voting for small third parties, just to get them on the ballot. Libertarian, Green, Constitution. Not the LaRouche people, though.

You forgot Huntress, who is a Catholic Democrat if ever I saw one. Strong political beliefs, and getting rather annoyed at the pronoucements coming from the Vatican.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2004 08:26 am (UTC)

Actually, my view of Huntress is more "Pro-life, unless she's taking them." ;)

Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
teh v0te!

This is hilarious.

I can see Cass's voting logic being something like, "Vote Nader. I like seatbelts. Keep people safe."

Posted by: liz_marcs (liz_marcs)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2004 08:30 am (UTC)
Faith LH

Swung over here via hjcallipygian.

That is some funny shit, yo!

I'm trying not to laugh at work....

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