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#1 VirginiaHamilton

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

Right around Edward Quartermaine's death on GH, he'd been written to have donated a significant part of his estate to PBS.  With that reveal, some viewers presumed that he'd voted for Obama and while I didn't agree (much as I love Edward, I can't at all see him as any kind of Democrat), I thought it made for an interesting topic.

 

So, judging by what you know of any soap character's personality/actions, what would you guess his or her political affiliation/ideology would be?  Would they be a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, staunch conservative, uncompromisingly independent, or anything else?


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

The PBS question is interesting because at the time I thought that was just Carlentini giving us a liberal wink and a nod to an issue which had been in the news recently. Personally, from the way Edward was obsessed with ELQ and having a worthy heir to the company, and the way he was always spinning deals at home, I just assumed he was Republican, for tax reasons.

Obviously Alexis is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. NLG wouldn't have it any other way!

I think Brenda would have been a small-"d" Democrat voter, mainly because of Robin and having been "in fashion." If Obama is good enough for Anna Wintour... :)

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

Speaking of fashion, I could definitely see The Real Kate Howard holding Democratic fundraisers on behalf of Crimson with Clucking Chicken being a frequent guest of honor.  Diane would be the fly in their buttermilk as a Republican (and no, it's not because of her portrayer's political affiliation).

 

I can honestly see Tracy being a registered independent, though I'm not sure if that'd be because of her own views or because she'd want to get Edward's goat while secretly hoping that he'd approve of her marching to her own beat of the political drum.

 

I know Viki was shown to be (running as) a registered Independent in the mayoral race, but I can't remember if Dorian was the same or a Democrat (I say 'Democrat' because of the obvious parallels that Ron made between her and Hillary).  What I do know is that I can't see Nora as being anything other than a Democrat, though Blair and the bipolar banshee could lean towards either Republican or Democrat to me.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

It's funny you should view Diane as Republican, I thought that too, though I had no clue about the actress's political affiliation. And, yes, Kate (especially Megan Ward's Kate) would be all over a glamorous fundraiser for the Dems. Like, say, if Jax ran for state senator (though, again, corporate raider and descended-from-the-aristocracy Jax might be more Tory/Republican on economic issues while being socially liberal).
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:56 PM

Edward openly stated he was a republican in the episode where Emily died and he was pouring his heart out to Skye.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:05 PM

I remember we've had this topic before and it's always hard for me to decide. 

But I'm fairly confident that these would be true:

 

Brooke English - Democrat

Stuart Chandler - Democrat

Bianca Montgomery - Democrat


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

I've always thought that Bob Hughes was a Republican and Viki Lord was a Democrat.

Nancy Hughes - Republican
Clint, Bo, & Asa Buchanan - Republican
Kim Hughes - Not Sure
Mac Cory - Not Sure
Rachael Davis - Democrat
Erica Kane - Democrat
Ross Marler - Republican
Jo (SFT) - Democrat

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Edward would not have given a dime to PBS - Edward was likely a Koch brothers type for most of his life. I guess that was more of "Cartini" being cutesy.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

Edward would not have given a dime to PBS - Edward was likely a Koch brothers type for most of his life. I guess that was more of "Cartini" being cutesy.

 
As mentioned previously, that was just a political statement on Cartini's part.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

Not sure about Erica. She really doesn't care about anyone else but herself or her family but I would not call her conservative. I can see Vikki as a conservative and Brooke as a democrat but Erica??


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:41 AM

Sami Brady would be someone who never voted because it was confusing and she didnt care, then become a Dem once Will came out. 


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:45 AM

I'd see Viki and the Lord's being Mitt Romney-style 1%er Republicans.



...same with most of the Newman/Abbott/Brooks clans...


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:36 AM

Sami Brady would be someone who never voted because it was confusing and she didnt care, then become a Dem once Will came out. 

LOL, I could totally see that.  I think Sonny (Kiriakis, not Corinthos!  -- though Corinthos most likely too) is definitely a Democrat. 

 

Edward was not purely a business mogul ... I could see him having that secret charitable PBS side, much like his connection to Mary Mae and the Wards.  Besides, PBS is not a totally partisan thing.  Plenty of Republican families have their kids watch Sesame Street.  There are also business things like Nightly Business Report on PBS.  Even more selfish rich people would like to feel good about themselves by saying they give money to causes.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

Edward openly stated he was a republican in the episode where Emily died and he was pouring his heart out to Skye.

 

Thank you for clarifying, QF.  Do you remember what context this mention was made in?


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:25 AM

I think Brenda would have been a small-"d" Democrat voter, mainly because of Robin and having been "in fashion." If Obama is good enough for Anna Wintour... smile.png

 

Can't believe that I missed this, but I completely agree with you there (and I'm not just saying it because she is my favorite GH character).  Not only would her relationship with Robin (and the late and beloved Stone) would prompt her to vote and support that way, but my girl has been running in the same moneyed fashion circles as The Real Kate Howard.

 

It's funny you should view Diane as Republican, I thought that too, though I had no clue about the actress's political affiliation. And, yes, Kate (especially Megan Ward's Kate) would be all over a glamorous fundraiser for the Dems. Like, say, if Jax ran for state senator (though, again, corporate raider and descended-from-the-aristocracy Jax might be more Tory/Republican on economic issues while being socially liberal).

 

I based my political affiliation guess of Diane on how she's been 'characterized' over the years, as I honestly can't see her being sympathetic to the same issues that would get Clucking Chicken riled up.  As for Jax, I can honestly see him being a PC version of Mayor Bloomberg (registering as Independent, running for office as a Republican, yet being open to working with Democrats on social issues).


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

Edward would not have given a dime to PBS - Edward was likely a Koch brothers type for most of his life. I guess that was more of "Cartini" being cutesy.

 

I have to agree with you here, Carl.  Perhaps it was Ron being "cutesy" or him trying to present a kinder and gentler Edward Q legacy/GH, but that line rang false with me--especially given his history and personality on the show.



Stuart Chandler - Democrat

 

Do you think that Scott would've followed suit or had gone the opposite way of his father?


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:31 AM

Erica Kane - Democrat
Ross Marler - Republican

 

I'll definitely agree about Ross (from what I've seen of him), but I can't quite agree that Erica would be a Dem (and yes, I'm factoring Bianca in that equation).


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

 

LOL, I could totally see that.  I think Sonny (Kiriakis, not Corinthos!  -- though Corinthos most likely too) is definitely a Democrat. 
 
Edward was not purely a business mogul ... I could see him having that secret charitable PBS side, much like his connection to Mary Mae and the Wards.  Besides, PBS is not a totally partisan thing.  Plenty of Republican families have their kids watch Sesame Street.  There are also business things like Nightly Business Report on PBS.  Even more selfish rich people would like to feel good about themselves by saying they give money to causes.

 

I agree generally with your point -- my family was broadly Republican and PBS was always on in my home. Not just Sesame Street -- I'm talking Wall Street Week, Masterpiece Theatre, Miss Marple (the parents were OBSESSED with Miss Marple), and Are You Being Served? which was totally non-PC.

Having said that, the line about PBS in Edward's will was not prompted by PBS's reputation of stellar, educational programming. It was prompted by a much talked-about issue in last year's presidential campaign, where Obama defended public funding to PBS at a time when the Reps were looking to slash spending on such things. So there was a very definite political connotation attached to the PBS throwaway line. Which is fine; I thought it was amusing that EQ would rather leave his money to Big Bird than to Tracy. Plenty of businessmen are Dems -- Edward in some ways is a cuddlier, funnier version of Joseph P. Kennedy. I'm just saying that, in my mind's eye, I figured the character would veer more towards GOP.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

 

 
Can't believe that I missed this, but I completely agree with you there (and I'm not just saying it because she is my favorite GH character).  Not only would her relationship with Robin (and the late and beloved Stone) would prompt her to vote and support that way, but my girl has been running in the same moneyed fashion circles as The Real Kate Howard.
 
 
I based my political affiliation guess of Diane on how she's been 'characterized' over the years, as I honestly can't see her being sympathetic to the same issues that would get Clucking Chicken riled up.  As for Jax, I can honestly see him being a PC version of Mayor Bloomberg (registering as Independent, running for office as a Republican, yet being open to working with Democrats on social issues).

 

Yep. I sort of like the idea that Jax would become a powerful city mayor à la Bloomberg! And while I despise Guza's destrction of GH in its totality, I think the Anna Wintouresque Kate Howard (before she she was recast, started cracking jokes like Fozzie Bear and dressing like a polyester-clad prom queen) had chemistry with everybody, including Ingo, and was one of the few bright spots in those dark days.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

Fozzie is my favorite Muppet, actually :lol:

 

 

   

Yep. I sort of like the idea that Jax would become a powerful city mayor à la Bloomberg! And while I despise Guza's destrction of GH in its totality, I think the Anna Wintouresque Kate Howard (before she she was recast, started cracking jokes like Fozzie Bear and dressing like a polyester-clad prom queen) had chemistry with everybody, including Ingo, and was one of the few bright spots in those dark days.

 

Why else do you think that I refer to her as The Real Kate Howard?  ;) Like you said, she was a bright spot in the otherwise-dismal female population under the showkiller's pen.  I can easily see her campaigning for an ambassadorship for an overseas country (like Ms. Wintour) due to her political connections - and it'd make a far more believable exit story than her just fading away.

 

As for Jax, I've never thought of him as mayor of PC, but I'd be willing to get behind that if it means that he actually garners some teeth and isn't just a figurehead official.  Sure, he'd value making money over the day-to-day doldrums of politics, but I can easily see him as a King Bloomberg sort with a JFK, Jr. image


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