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2012 Presidential Election Casting: Who Should Play Obama, Romney And Their Also-Rans (PHOTOS)

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Debate season has begun (Wed., Oct. 3, 9 p.m. ET on the major broadcast networks), bumping programs out of primetime for the coming month leading up to the election. But don't despair, TV fans: It might not be a thrilling drama or a hilarious sitcom, but there can be fun in participating in this democratic process, too.

Before it was simply Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, this election did feel like a (bad) comedy at times. Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul ... when the inevitable made-for-TV movie about this election is made, who would you cast to fill these roles?

Take a look at our suggestions for actors to play all the major 2012 presidential election names, then do your part and vote for your favorite casting candidate, or write in new suggestions, in the comments.

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