Appearing in "Cap for President!"
- Agent Zimmer (First appearance)
- Josh Cooper
- Mike Farrell
- Bernadette Rosenthal
- Nick Fury
- Dum Dum Dugan
- The M.L.A. (A terrorist group) (First appearance)
- Congressman Gundersen (First appearance)
- Samuel T. Underwood (First appearance)
- Representatives of the New Populist Party
- Charlie (First appearance)
- Harv (First appearance)
- Marty (First appearance)
- Edwin Jarvis
- Beast (Hank McCoy)
- Iron Man (Tony Stark)
- Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
- Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)
- J. Jonah Jameson
- Robbie Robertson
- Edna Crosley (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Charles P. Irwin
Races and Species:
- New York City
- An unnamed Convention Center
Synopsis for "Cap for President!"
A young Steve Rogers learns about civics in school.
Captain America stops terrorists from blowing up the New Populist Party's convention and meets Sam Underwood, the convention's chairman. Sam and his staff try to convince Cap to run for President. Cap declines at first, but agrees to think about it when pressed. When Steve returns home, Josh gives him a letter delivered a few days ago which proves to be an army questionnaire. He and Josh help Bernie move into her new apartment until Mike arrives with a copy of the Daily Globe, which declares Cap will be running for President. Steve is surprised to find his friends think it's a great idea. Cap arrives at Avengers Mansion to find it besieged by reporters. Inside the mansion, Jarvis gives Cap telegrams from both the Democratic and Republican parties asking Cap to represent them. Beast offers to be his campaign manager. Iron Man warns Cap of the red tape he'll get caught up in. Wasp says he's a candidate the public could trust, and Vision points out that Cap is unqualified. Cap considers his position and calls a press conference. He explains his duty is to uphold the American Dream, but being President of the United States would require him to preserve the reality of the country. Since the two objectives are at odds, Cap must decline the candidacy.
- Plot assist by Perlin and McKenzie (explained in the letters page: Letters to the Living Legend), input by Shooter.
- Story pencils: last page by Hannigan.
- The letters page also contains a published letter from James Keepnews. Replies and Editorial from Roger Stern.
- A follow-up story on "What If" Captain America became president was in What If Vol 1 #26.
- Since this issue was published in 1980, Cap's opponents probably would have been future President Ronald Reagan and incumbent President Jimmy Carter.
Links and References
- The Grand Comics Database: Captain America #250 
- The Grand Comics Database: Captain America Vol 1 
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