Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Baltar Scenario.

Do you watch Battlestar Galactica?  For those who don't, let me get you up to speed.  The 12 Colonies of Cobal is under attack by the Cylons.  The Colonies are caught by surprise and suffer a defeat.  A small band of survivors flee in search of Planet Earth.  The Colonies attempt to return to normal as much as possible, including preserving their government.  During the 2nd season of the show the presidential election is coming up.  Opposing Laura Roslin is Gaius Baltar.  Gaius Baltar, as no one knows, assisted the Cylons in their sneak attack.

Here's the thing, Baltar is slick, good looking, charismatic and very popular.  There is one small problem, he is a complete d-bag.  Everyone on Galatica knows that a Baltar presidency would be a disaster.  He primary issue is selling the people of the fleet to stop running from the Cylons and settle on a barely habitable planet.

On the eve of the election president Roslin has the means to steal the election.  She is faced with the moral dilemma of whether she should violate the trust and steal the election; knowing it is the best thing for all the people or should she play by the rules and let the people step in front of the train they are intent on stepping in front of?

Well Barack Obama IS Gaius Baltar.

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