Batman and James Bond are running for office in Brazil. Not really, but the country’s unique voting process allows local candidates to run under any name of their choosing. Other candidates running in Brazil include: Macgaiver (Yup, a riff on MacGyver) and Elvis Didn't Die (seriously). What if American candidates could name themselves whatever they want? Even better: What if President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were wresting foes a la Nacho Libre? Here’s what we think they’d go by, and how they'd run the ring:
In a political environment in which the competition is fierce and tensions run high, Oven Mitt Romney is here to make sure you don’t get burned! When his competition starts to sweat, Oven Mitt stays cool, calm, and collected before giving 'em his signature backhand.
+The Big O
There is no 'O' bigger than Obama. Men want to be him, women want to be with him, and he just wants to be elected for one more term. The Big O paralyzes his opponents with pleasure before hitting them with the pain!
You gotta admit Romney's pretty easy on the eyes. Captain America wins people over with his handsome charm and dashing smile. His unbreakable shield (reinforced with freedom, liberty, and justice for all) protects him from even the strongest attackers.
+The Fly Swatter
Obama has ninja-like fly swatting abilities, but this video is just a mere demonstration of his true strength. The Fly Swatter’s opponents fall like flies in his hands; stunned and paralyzed on the wrestling mat; first round K.O.!
Omnipresence is the ability to be everywhere at once, and in the ring, that’s exactly what "Romnipresent" is. He’s behind you; he’s in front of you; he’s on the ground and in rafters. Romnipresent’s speed and agility make it impossible for his opponents to keep up, and that’s exactly how he knocks ‘em down.
Obama was born in Honolulu but Maui is close enough. His laid back ‘tude may seem unsuspecting, but once you spike that punch, everyone ends up dizzy and on the floor.
Which alter-ego would you most like Romney and Obama to channel come election day? Let us know in the comments section below and don't forget to register to vote so can you pick your favorite candidate to dominate the presidential ring!