Blue: Batman Red: Superman
Like I did with Bugs Bunny v. Mickey Mouse, I won’t give each candidate a political party outright and I’ll go state by state.
Also, I’ll assume we’re using Superman from before 2011 –because Superman renounced his American citizenship this year making him ineligible for the Presidency.
Lets say Congress –somehow—gets past the notion that Superman was born on another planet and makes him eligible for the Presidency.
Superman’s “origin” is in Kansas so put Kansas in the Superman column along with Nebraska and Oklahoma who are proud to have Superman as their neighbor.
Batman’s origin is Gotham City, which is based on Manhattan –New York votes for their billionaire friend. Bruce Wayne also owns some real estate in Connecticut and New Jersey –add those to the Batman column.
California, due to Christopher Nolan’s residency, was especially happy with Batman: The Dark Knight, so put that in the Batman column.
Even though Christopher Reeve, the original Superman, is from New York and fails to carry it –he does manage to carry Maine which is where “Superman” started his acting career.
Superman is often seen taking criminals guns and bending them –making him look tough on crime but anti-gun rights. West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania vote for Batman.
Batman is portrayed as mysterious, secretive and an enemy to transparency since he wears a mask, scaring off some liberals. Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts and Vermont fall into the Superman column.
Washington DC votes for Batman. If I’ll elaborate I’ll probably get infraction points.
My friend Peter is from North Carolina and he’d vote for Superman, so put Superman in the North Carolina column.
Superman is able to use his powers to quickly visit states such as Alaska and Hawaii. They go to the Superman column.
Michigan is home to Detriot, who’s crime rate needs some reeling in. They vote for the Dark Knight as their only hope.
Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina are skeptical of Superman’s true loyalty –is it to America and Earth or to the Alien Krypton? They know they can count on Batman.
Texas, with its strong military tradition, respect Superman’s assistance to the military in recent years and they fall into the Superman column along with Arkansas, Colorado.
The Mormon’s claim that Superman is one of them. Utah goes for Superman.
Superman is for more social programs wanting to help the lowest of the low, while Batman’s “help yourself” attitude appeals to different groups of people. Montana, New Hampshire, Virginia, Idaho, Wyoming vote for Batman. Maryland, Delaware, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois vote for Superman.
North and South Dakota would be tossup states this election cycle –not because the polls are close but because everyone is undecided. They’re suspicious of Batman because of his mask and equally suspicious of Superman because of his loyalties. Ultimately, only the comic book nerds vote in each state leaving South Dakota to vote for Superman and North Dakota to vote for Batman.
Las Vegas. Home to gambling, addictions, prostitutes and white collar crime. They vote for Batman, hoping that he’ll be easier on them for money laundering.
Ohio and Indiana are much more receptive to Superman and doubt his loyalty much less than in the South and other states. Ohio votes for Superman by a large margin but his margin in Indiana is much smaller. They can both identify with “Smallville” and his hometown roots.
Florida –the Sunshine State—votes against the “Dark Knight.” Who wants that guy casting a shadow on their party?
The Coke Factory is in Georgia. I feel Superman would enjoy a Coke while Batman is more of a Pepsi kind of guy. Regardless, Superman would play to brands more than Batman would. Georiga goes for Superman.
Iowa and Missouri respect Superman’s hometown appeal –they vote for him.
Louisiana votes for Batman –not only because of their suspicions of Superman’s loyalty, but also because of Bruce Wayne’s endorsement of Batman and his investment in the Louisiana fish market.
Batman, realizing he is weak in Arizona and New Mexico, proposes high-tech ways to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States while proposing a moderate immigration policy platform. Superman’s immigration platform is extremely liberal and wants to include everyone in American society. Arizona and New Mexico vote for Batman.
Rhode Island votes for Batman. No one really questioned it.
The last state to be called on election night would be Colorado with its 9 Electoral Votes –basically putting the Presidency in Batman or Superman’s hands. Incumbent President Barack Obama refuses to endorse either saying he’s “more of a Spiderman fan” since Spiderman saved him on inauguration day…while former President George W. Bush endorses Superman (He thinks he is Superman) while H.W Bush endorses Batman (He saw himself as the Caped Crusader), Clinton endorses Batman (having lost a parent a young age), and Carter endorses Superman (He’s senile).
In the end, Colorado votes for Batman by a slim margin since Superman made less visits there due to Lex Luthor’s laboratory with kryptonite in it. Blue: Batman: 271 Red: Superman: 267