"In opening our vast domain to alien elements the purpose of our lawgivers was to invite assimilation, and not to provide an arena for endless antagonism. The paramount duty of maintaining public order and defending the interests of our own people may require the adoption of measures of restriction, but they should not tolerate the oppression of individuals of a special race. I am not without assurance that the Southern Coalition, will meet us halfway in devising a comprehensive remedy by which effective laws may be devised."
A hero for the people, his campaign slogan. In a time where people need to be inspired by more than words Dean Stanley stood out among the presidential candidates. Standing six and half feet tall he literally dwarfed them. His deep resonating voice thundered across the spectators winning them over with it’s sheer power and conviction.
During his time at Nortre Dame, he was the man with the golden arm. Star quarterback and All-American, he took the team to victory five straight seasons. After fans learned the his middle name was Rayne, the nickname ‘Rain-maker’ quickly ensued. Supporters chanted it during the election.
His competitors mocked his size and physicality by super-imposing his face on posters of Captain America, saying to the Easterners, “Are you ready to follow a comic book hero?”. Stanley didn’t just ignore the comments, he embraced them, dressing up as the super-hero to visit sick children. He looked every bit the part and from then on his popularity took off and he soared through the polls and into the hearts of Eastern Americans.
President Stanley is a true man of the people. All people. He envisions a world where the Altered and Un-altered can live together in peace. He strives to unite the Order of First Light and the Vanguard under the banner of the Eastern Alliance and popularity polls list him as the one true president. Citizens of the Souther Coalition and Western Federation who believe in a United America see Stanley as their president.
For political reasons, Dean Stanley passes himself as Human. He could not have become president otherwise, people simply were not ready to elevate a non-human official to such power. Supported by his staff, they tirelessly work to protect his secret. It was a necessary deception, one he will not allow the Easterners and the whole of the Tri-Americans regret.