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How would Twilight characters vote?

November 2, 2010

Hmmm, I like to think of Bella as a progressive. It may just be wishful thinking, but I think her horrific pregnancy experience (coupled with the fact it was unplanned) would make her a pro-choice voter. Thus, no Meg Whitman or other Sarah Palin types for her.

And, given that Alice can see the future, I think she would likely recognize the horrors of having a Tea Party government and would also vote left.

As for Jasper, given his military history, he might be a more conservative voter – he might even be pleased that Obama is not the anti-war president some had hoped…

Rosalie, due to her championing of motherhood, might be more likely to vote for the anti-choice candidates who attempt to frame themselves as supporters of “family values.”

I would like to think that the Quileute characters would vote for more progressive, leftist candidates given their experiences living on the wrong side of the privilege divide. And I think Leah would be particularly unhappy with the direction of healthcare which aims to cover Viagra and penis ops but not fertility treatment or other “womanly” issues…

Carlisle seems pretty level-headed – he might have even attended the “Rally for Sanity.”

I doubt Renee would make it to the polls – she is likely too busy watching Phil play baseball or searching for her lost cell phone charger.

Esme, on the other hand, is a closet intellectual and radical leftie if you ask me. She may even be angling to run for president in 2012.

As for Edward, wish I could have more faith in the vampire god of all that is hot, but his “traditional” ways make me fear he might be taken in by those insidious ad campaigns…

The Volturi? Tea party all the way.

How about you all? How do you envision Twilight characters voting?

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  1. November 2, 2010 7:40 pm

    I think you are right about most of them, except Rosalie she obviously values universal healthcare given that she quoted how important is for mothers to have a proper healthcare to survive pregnancies and her medical training, but you forget that Edward can read minds so he surely will know what politicians are thinking when giving their speeches.

    If anything he might support a liberal candidate with no chance of winning but with really good intentions and a sound plan instead of candidates that say something but are totally planning do whatever suits them best once they are on office and is all smoke and mirrors on the end. We know Edward hates hypocrites so he is whether a liberal supporter or he doesn’t vote, IMO.

    • natalie wilson permalink*
      November 2, 2010 8:55 pm

      Ana,
      I didn’t know Rosalie had medical training — is this in the saga itself or in the back stories provided by Meyer?
      True, I did forget about Edward reading minds. And he does seem to be good-hearted for the most part (though sometimes misguided) so I doubt he would be a Glenn Beck fan.
      Curious though — why do you say he hates hypocrites? In ways, he seems like a hypocrite himself — saying he wants what is best for Bella but often trying to force HIS decisions on her…
      On another note, who do you think would be the best political leaders out of all the characters?

      • November 2, 2010 9:19 pm

        In Breaking Dawn she was assisting Bella’s childbirth because of this I think Edward mentioned it during a conversation with Jacob or is on Stephenie website. Rosalie is also the second best musician of the family (Bella said that at the wedding), must people remember the mechanic part of her but they don’t remember her other talents, not sure why.

        Well Edward does start as thinking he knows best but he also takes a step back from his views when he realizes that Bella is unhappy and thinks things better and lets Bella does what she wants in the end. He just needs to remember that what he think is best for Bella is different of what Bella think is best for herself (which is something Bella does thinking that the best for their relationship is she becoming a vampire when he is so adamant against it), he is fighting against his A type personality most of the time, during the saga. Not conflicting thoughts.

        Leaders? Mmm I think the Cullens as a whole are very good leadership conglomerated. Carlisle and Rosalie are the charismatic one, Edward and Alice would be the decision maker, Jasper and Emmet the strategist and Esme and Bella the advisers. I think they work the best as group to balancing each other out. I think the way they worked on Breaking Dawn to save Reneesme was a good show of how all of them have a place on the group.

        Of the Quilletes I will think Seth would be the best leader. He doesn’t have Sam’s extremist POV, neither Jacob’s impulsiveness, and he seems very open to new ideas and able to choose what is right even in spite of personal feelings or alliances.

      • natalie wilson permalink*
        November 2, 2010 9:23 pm

        I vote Leah! Leah for president! I have a total soft spot for her.

  2. November 2, 2010 9:13 pm

    What about Emmett? Hmmmmmm……..I see him writing in Donald Duck! I love Emmett!
    I agree with most of your reasoning however given Bella’s fight for her baby I really thing she would be pro life

    • natalie wilson permalink*
      November 2, 2010 9:28 pm

      Well, Mickey Mouse is the most popular write in candidate…

      I see your point about Bella, but she still strikes me as for CHOICE — esp given the way she emphasized it was her choice what to do, not Edward’s. I agree that her creator (Meyer) is almost def pro-life though — and I see Bella’s “choice” regarding marriage and motherhood as shaped by her author. Wouldn’t it be fun if we could take characters and give them to other authors to see where those creations might lead – of course fan fiction allows for this, but it would be fun to mix it up with “famous authors” too — for example, what would Bella do if Suzanne Collins of Hunger Games became her new creator? Might she be more about grrrrrrrrl power and less wifey?

      • November 2, 2010 9:44 pm

        Well the problem is that is a romance genre novel with some fantasy and adventure in it like Hunger Games is if JK Rowling would had write it would be also more focused on everything else and the romance would had take a back seat.

        Maybe we could try to use other romance authors to see how different the book would had been. If Nicholas Spark or Jodi Picoult would had written it we probably have ended with Bella dying of childbirth or both Edward and Bella dying on the battle, heck Nicholas would probably killed all the Cullens and give Jacob cancer to end on a grim note like he likes.

  3. November 2, 2010 9:49 pm

    Sorry that was worded poorly I meant unlike Hunger Games.

  4. November 3, 2010 12:22 am

    I must admit that I was somewhat surprised when reading Breaking Dawn that Bella was so set on keeping the baby. Given her upbringing and the fact that she pretty much parented her own parents, I honestly thought she might opt for an abortion. Of course that would not be in line with the author’s own convictions, but…….I think the idea of considering what other authors would do with the characters is quite interesting. I don’t know if anyone has ever checked out any of the fan fiction sites, but it is entertaining if not eye opening to see how fans of the saga rewrite the characters. It’s very interesting and I must admit from what I’ve read I actually like some of the fans’ characters better

    • Tiferet permalink
      December 9, 2010 5:42 pm

      I think that given Bella’s desire to have children and her knowledge that after she was transformed it would not be possible, it was an understandable choice. As much as I would like to see more books where women choose abortion, that doesn’t really make sense for a young woman who wants children, doesn’t think it will be possible to have them, knows she won’t be able to have them after making another life choice she has plans to make, who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. Plus Bella loves all things strange and unusual and this is certainly one.

      I am super pro-choice but that includes recognising that not everyone will make the choices I would make? Plus I think it was a powerful sekrit pro-choice message that Carlisle was all for the abortion option given that he is portrayed as a man of faith, an authority figure and the general voice of reason. I don’t know SM’s actual convictions on the issue, but if she is pro-choice and unable to say so due to her position in her church, way to go, SM, for slipping that in there.

      • January 8, 2011 3:19 am

        Well everyone but Esme and Rosalie were up for the abortion on the books (Edward, Jacob, Alice) I do think Smeyer probably do consider abortion something acceptable on certain circumstances given that she didn’t just glossed over the issue and had everyone supporting the very dangerous pregnancy.

  5. November 3, 2010 3:07 am

    Given the fact that the Cullens are rich and obtained most of their fortune from the stock market, I see them, as a whole, as Republican. I say this in light of recent political developments, as well as having lived through the Reagan administration. Carlisle would definitely be on board for better opportunity for health care for us mortals. But let’s face it, we’re not talking new money here; they’re solid Reps.

    Jasper would focus on Southern politicians, as we do produce the best rhetoricians. Alice would go for candidates who promote better mental health. Esme would agree with Carlisle, not giving a whit, as she’s somewhere humming to herself. Emmett? Nah. He’s in the living room watching WWE Smackdown. Listen I hear him…. “woo!”

    However, Rosalie probably gives them all heck about women’s issues and quotes Dianne Feinstein on a daily basis. She would think this way because she will be forever bitter over losing her status as permanent belle of the ball and happy homemaker. Still, she would remain loyal to the Cullen’s central view… except for the occasional snippy quip.

    I don’t see Bella as politically active at all. She’s all wrapped up in her little corner of the world, but that might change as she matures as a vampire and world observer. I wouldn’t hold my breath, though. And Edward is all wrapped up in Bella and I can’t see him giving a hoot about who’s running the country.

    The Quileutes? Pardon the expression, but they would be “black dog” Democrats all the way.

    The Volturi–definitely Tea Party. Just don’t invite them to any inaugural parties, as they might consider the winners like we consider prime rib.

  6. November 4, 2010 5:08 am

    Oh I found this website not sure if you read about it. Is called the feminist breeder. The philosophy of the creator reminded me to Rosalie. Take a look! http://thefeministbreeder.com/about/

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