Choose Your Ultimate Game of Thrones Leader on HBO's New Election Site
Winter has come to the Seven Kingdoms and with no end in sight for our Game of Thrones withdrawals, HBO is throwing us all a bone with its new "GOT Party" website where fans of the hit TV series are urged to cast their votes for the next power player to sit on the Iron Throne.
Cue the heart-stirring campaign video, which pits candidates "The Lioness" Cersei Lannister, "Breaker of Chains" Daenerys Targaryen, "The White Wolf" Jon Snow, and "Lord Littlefinger" Petyr Baelish against each other in a race to the crown. Watch it here:
Each candidate is joined by a formidable running mate: Cersei is paired with Qyburn, Daenerys has Tyrion Lannister, Jon is with Lyanna Mormont, and Littlefinger is partnered with Sansa Stark.
"We demand strong leaders who stand for those who sacrifice, who know what it means to rise from nothing, who won't hesitate to break the game," the video proclaims, urging fans to find the best individual to lead "in the great wars to come." The website features a summary and platform talking points for each candidate.
The hit show's political underpinnings and themes of intrigue and power make it the perfect accompaniment to the ongoing 2016 U.S. presidential election. Jon Snow is currently up in the polls with 50 percent of the vote, followed by Daenerys Targaryen with 33 percent—submit your own vote at thegotparty.com. The official GOT Party winner will be announced Sept. 1.