Democratic Candidates as Game of Thrones Characters

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Saturday, April 13, 2019


With a great number of diverse candidates, it’s only natural that many of the Democratic candidates share a couple of similarities with the characters from the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones (GOT). In light of tomorrow’s final season premiere of GOT, here’s a look at who a few of the presidential hopefuls are most like:

Joe Biden – Ser Davos Seaworth

A man of the working class and the voice of the common man is used often to describe both Gendry and Biden. Biden has been the frontrunner for the Democrats the entire time, so like Ser Davos, he is seen as the people’s champion. Both men grew up from nothing and created a legacy.

Bernie Sanders – Grand Maester Pycelle

The two are both old and frail, but their similarities run much deeper than physical appearance. Pycelle is notorious for his love of House Lannister, and Bernie seems to favor the color red quite a bit as well!

Cory Booker – Cersei Lannister

His sense of self-importance and intellect are unparalleled in all of Congress. Booker often thinks he is outplaying the rest of the field, but he is normally two steps behind everyone else. As Tywin once told Cersei, “You are not as smart as you think you are.”

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Kamala Harris – Stannis Baratheon

Crime isn’t something that Stannis takes lightly, and Harris is no fan of it either. If any of her staffers make a few mistakes, they might find themselves locked in a cell! Ser Davos learned that lesson the hard way.

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Pete Buttigieg – Jon Snow

A man who started with claims to nothing somehow finds himself as one of the most influential candidates in the election. Jon Snow was born a bastard without a claim in the world. Both have some controversial stances, but will their rising stars be enough to win it?

Andrew Yang – Qyburn

Yang’s interest in the technical world certainly lines up with that of the mad scientist Qyburn. Yang is also known for wanting to dabble into the dark arts of Universal Basic Income, a type of black magic that might be too far even for the likes of Qyburn.

Kirsten Gillibrand – Ser Pounce

Yes, Tommen’s pet cat Ser Pounce. One word that sums up the entire Gillibrand campaign: cringe. Her utter lack of self-awareness is as unbearable as watching a cat ascend to the Iron Throne after 8 long, rollercoaster seasons of Game of Thrones.

Amy Klobuchar – Joffrey Baratheon

Abusing staffers and eating salad with a comb isn’t a far cry from how Joffrey spent his reign on the Iron Throne. I can already hear the cries of “I am the PRESIDENT” from the Klobuchar administration.

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Beto O’Rourke – Bran Stark

Although Bran would have trouble standing on elevated surfaces and owns more than one outfit, he is able to share in Beto’s favorite pastime, being an animal. His warging abilities make him the resident furry on Game of Thrones.

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Elizabeth Warren – Viserys Targaryen

Warren, much like Viserys, has tried to use her lineage to advance her standing in the realm. Viserys proved to be no dragon at all, and his bid for the Iron Throne ended before it even started. The controversy of Warren’s claims has done the same for her.

Tulsi Gabbard – Theon Greyjoy

Who could forget the time that Gabbard went to meet with the brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad? It’s reminiscent of the time that Theon was sent to meet with Balon Grayjoy to convince him to support Robb Stark’s rebellion.

Eric Swalwell – Jaqen H’ghar

His campaign slogan sounds as if it was ripped directly from Jaqen himself. “I am you” definitely sounds like something one of the Faceless Men would say.

Joseph Chalfant is the Lead Development Officer at Lone Conservative and an intern for NewsBusters. He is a political science major at Texas State University and plans to attend law school to study constitutional law after graduation. He is known for being the resident Game of Thrones expert for wherever he works.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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Joseph Chalfant is the Lead Development Officer at Lone Conservative and an intern for NewsBusters. He is a political science major at Texas State University and plans to attend law school to study constitutional law after graduation. He is known for being the resident Game of Thrones expert for wherever he works.

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