I was having an online discussion with someone recently about Battlestar Galactica (sparked by the buttons I am selling on eBay,) and the subject moved to the question of who were the coolest TV Presidents. The only rule is that it not be someone portraying a real President. Here are the top five in no particular order…


President David Palmer Democrat [24]
President Mackenzie Allen Independent [Commander in Chief]
President Laura Roslin unclear [Battlestar Galactica])
President Thomas J. Whitmore unclear [Independence Day]
President James Dale unclear [Mars Attacks!]

and no, Martin Sheen doesn’t even crack the top 5.