Daily Soap Dish Spoilers finds that in light of recent events, one wonders just what the political climate is in the various soap opera universes that abound. If they all take place in the same universe as us, then they are all well familiar with what we as a country are going through, and no doubt a few of these characters would want to make change where they could. What if there was one candidate from each soap that wanted to run for president? Who would they be and what platform would they take?
‘Bold and the Beautiful’ Spoilers: Dollar Bill Spencer
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Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) meets most of the requirements for running for president. He’s arguably over 40, is married, has a pretty stable family life (at least right now) and has been a very successful businessman. He has no experience in the political ring, but that doesn’t seem to be a very big deal these days. His platform would arguably be healthcare, since his wife recently went through a kidney transplant and I can see Bill running on a platform that offered the same opportunity to all Americans. Being Bill, he could easily trash talk with the best of them he’s not really opposed to doing shady things which seems to be the trend among politicians these days. Bill would fit right in! And might ultimately have the cash flow to back him up as well.
‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Nick Newman
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This guy would be the most green, politically. He’s just now throwing his hat into the political ring int Genoa City. He doesn’t really know anything about the area of politics and that might be his downfall. Although, he has quite a few people who could help him out. Namely, his Dad, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) AKA: The Mustache, could probably finance his entire campaign. His Mom, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) has been in Politics before so she could probably give him a few pointers. However there are a few things that might hamper his political career, at least presidentially. Right now, he’s not married (although Chelsea might be willing to take one for the team considering how close the two have gotten) and he’s been accused of murder a few times. Now, all times he has been exonerated but that still doesn’t bode well for any sort of mud-slinging ads that an opponent may want to throw at Nick Newman. Also, he seems to be the youngest presidential candidate, coming in at just 40. Keeping that in mind,seeing as he’s been in prison before his platform would probably be prison reform and the abolishing of the three strikes law, because if that law is in place then ol’ Nick might be sent up the river for good the next time!
‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Jack Deveraux
Obviously I’m not talking about Original Recipe Jack that just came back about a month ago. I’m talking about the firebrand mayor of Salem that came into power with Eve Donovan (Kassie DePaiva) at his side. If Jack had continued in this same vein then I’m pretty sure that Eve had plans to take this political career all the way. The platform that ‘Jack 2.0.’ would have chosen would have undoubtedly been immigration, considering how hotly he pursued Haley Chen (Theia Megia) back in the day and tried to get her kicked out of Salem. Undoubtedly, Jack 2.0 would’ve given our current leader a run for his money in the trash talking department. If anyone would’ve been the type to go on a late night social media rant, it’s Jack. And considering the hit job he did on Abe Carver (James Reynolds) when he ran against him for mayor, his rants probably would have been backed up with receipts!
‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Laura Webber
Out of all the Port Charles residents, Laura Webber is undoubtedly the one with the most political experience under her belt. She is the current mayor of Port Charles, and is familiar with the ups and downs of the political world. She’s even had her fair share of political scandal and managed to come through virtually unscathed. With all the work that she’s done with the WSB, undoubtedly Laura’s platform would be National Security. One could argue that she doesn’t quite have the ‘buying power’ that the rest of the candidates have, but money isn’t always everything. The only thing that I would worry about is that Laura has a history of ghosting people… for years. Not really that great of a quality in presidents, but you know, sometimes silence is golden. This edition of Decision 2020 was brought to you by DSD. Stay tuned!!!