10 Political Pop Culture T-Shirts To Rock This Election
Jonah Ryan for President
Re-Elect Jed Bartlet 2016
His name is Alexander Hamilton… and he’s currently the focus of a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that has become a full-on cultural phenomenon. What better way to celebrate the political relevance of one of 2016’s biggest hits than with a t-shirt? (On a related note, it might bring a smile to Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s eye. And who doesn’t want that?)
Rick Astley For President
Presidential candidates — and politicians in general — are known for making promises they might not be able to keep. But as the face of the Internet’s ultimate musical meme, Rick Astley has been making the same promises since his single debuted in 1987—and it doesn’t seem like he’ll be giving up on that any time soon.
Elect Selina Meyer 2016
Mellie Grant For President
Scandal’s latest season saw former FLOTUS Mellie Grant step out from her husband’s side and into a political spotlight of her own as she attempted to trade in her current title of junior United States Senator for the much more powerful POTUS.
Ready for Knope 2016
Over the course of seven seasons, Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope proved the ultimate public servant as she worked her way up from local government employee, to Governor of Indiana, to potentially even become President of the United States. In the process Leslie showed that she had all the qualities required of a president — fictional or otherwise.
This one is going to be more than a bit tougher to pull off. While Albus Dumbledore has passed into the afterlife and seemingly had zero desire for political office — repeatedly declining the position of Minister of Magic when it was offered to him — Harry Potter faithfuls still hold a special place in their hearts for the endearing leadership of the famed headmaster.
House of Cards’ current commander in chief, Frank Underwood, has his share of fans — something that’ll come in handy in his current campaign for re-election. However for those who don’t care for the Netflix series’ POTUS, the tee can conveniently represent his wife, Claire, who also serves as his Vice Presidential candidate.
Heisenberg Pinkman '16
The one TV duo who presumably should not run is Breaking Bad’s Walter White (a.k.a. Heisenberg) and his right hand man, Jesse Pinkman. Especially given the fact that they sold drugs and managed an entire network of drug dealers. However, there is an argument to be made for a pre-Heisenberg Walter White's presidential run as it could have seen the former high school chemistry teacher champion both education and healthcare.