Suggestions for the 5th President in the Nationals’ Race

It is come to my attention that the Nationals will be adding a fifth mascot to their Race of Presidents*. While the Nationals fans may assume that the Naltionals will feature a former U.S. President, allow me to offer up the idea of using an international president, in an effort to not only bolster international relations, but also because they pretty much used up all the good options already. Observe:


Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika


Senegalese President Macky Sall

German President Joachim Gauck

German President Joachim Gauck

Dijibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh


*-pretty sure they don’t call it that.


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  1. LHomonacionale says:

    Calling it for Nixon.

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  2. Joe F. says:

    What, no Charlton Heston? Charlton Heston is my president.

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  3. The Race of Presidents used to be just white.

    I’ll show myself the door.

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  4. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    That Twitter link doesn’t say it will be a mascot – just that it will be a President.

    I bet on real-life Barack Obama.

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  5. pastadiving jeter says:

    i dont remember who in the chat suggested FDR, but i found that to be the superior choice

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  6. Young Ether says:

    Teddy Roosevelt has a penchant for cheating in the races, plus he was an incredible marksman in real life. I’m guessing JFK.

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    • stuck in a slump says:

      Revisionist history:

      JFK is out ahead of Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington. Teddy is no where to be found. Just before JFK reaches the finish line a gun shot sounds, the stadium comes to a shocked silence as JFK falls backwards and Jefferson wins the race.

      Up in the MASN booth, Freddy inspects his smoking elephant gun and begins to brag to the broadcasters that this isn’t the first man he’s hunted in his day

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  7. Gary Hailey says:

    Someone has waaaaaaay too much time on his hands.

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  8. Pete Mustard says:

    Reagan? FDR?

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  9. radicalhenri says:

    I wasn’t the one who suggested FDR in the chat, but when i first heard about the streak of 500(?) games without roosevelt winning the race, i thought it was a hilarious and awful joke on FDR

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  10. Casper says:

    Where’s the love for Eisenhower? The greatest leader of the Greatest Generation(tm), still the most recent American to win a war, and the last President that everybody liked.

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  11. radicalhenri says:

    also taft would be funny

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  12. Choo says:

    Theoretically, Jimmy Carter could boost peanut sales. I hope it’s Dennis Martinez, though. “El Presidente” would be a nice shout out to their Expos roots.

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  13. Choo says:

    William Henry Harrison. He could fall down and play dead a few steps into his first race, never to be seen again.

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