10 reasons why I would vote for Optimus Prime

Published: April 30, 2013

He is a machine and is on a mission to save the world from the evil grasps of the Decepticons. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Looking at the current state-of-affairs in Pakistan, it is safe to say that Decepticon-like humans are creating havoc in the political sphere. Their weapons and actions have made peace a scarce concept.

In addition, the May 11 elections are expected to bring change in Pakistan.

If peace needs to prevail in the country then, in my opinion, Optimus Prime should become the president of Pakistan. My vote is for him not because he is a thirty-two feet tall robot who transforms into a truck, equipped with cool weapons. It isn’t even because he has a deep voice. I wish him to be president because of the following ten reasons:

1. He doesn’t need the presidency

Optimus Prime can easily live in a warehouse or in a parking lot – He doesn’t need the presidency. This way, Pakistan can save millions of rupees on a daily basis that easily go away on the maintenance of the presidency. Moreover, since Optiums doesn’t have an ego problem, he won’t need the tons of servants and maids either, which will save plenty more and raise the country’s treasury.

2. He is a true leader

Even if he is made of metal and has a spark instead of a heart, he is more of a leader than any of his human counterparts. He will be with his nation in times of crisis and won’t be going on foreign tours, leaving his nation behind in a state of emergency and distress.

3. He is unmarried

He is a machine and is on a mission to save the world from the evil grasps of the Decepticons. He isn’t married and never will be, so he will certainly not do anything to get sympathy votes.

I know you are smiling right now!

4. He is from the Autobots, not from some lame party with a silly manifesto

He is a loyal leader of the Autobot. He has loyal followers who will never switch sides. His manifesto isn’t only confined to a region, but spreads around the entire universe; to save every planet from the malevolent clutches of the Decepticons.

5. He doesn’t need a protocol

If Optimus Prime were to become Pakistan’s president, then he will save billions of rupees politicians so easily spend on their security protocol. Optimus Prime and the Autobots do not need protocol. Why should they? They are all equipped with an Energon Sword, Ion Blaster, Barrage Cannon, Energon Hooks, Battle Blades, Laser Rifle and all sorts of cool weapons.

6. He doesn’t laugh

Optimus Prime is always serious and talks to the point; in short, no dilly dallying and no excuses. He doesn’t talk trash, nor does he make fake promises. He doesn’t laugh either, so whatever he says is accepted with credibility and respect.

7. He will fight along with the people

Instead of living within the boundaries of his presidency and hiding behind guards, Optimus loves to fight. He never lets go of a chance to enter the battlefield and kick Decepticon-butt.

8. He never says the irritating word

You know what that irritating word is? Whenever our politicians are asked a question, they always reply saying “Dekhain jee!” which continuously frustrates the viewers. Optiums will never utter that word. He will always come straight to the point and give suggestions to solve the issues at hand.

9. He will give new Autobots to Pakistan

Optimus can also provide a new fleet of Autobots to Pakistan’s armed forces. Who knows how many Autobots are hiding in plain sight in museums and military compounds of the country. Optimus can use his spark and the shrapnel from the Cube to give them life, which will add the needed strength to the country’s military.

10. He will make the system efficient

Since Optimus Prime and the Autobots don’t sleep, they can work round the clock with their human support in Pakistan and can make things right. Only an efficient, dedicated, and resolute machine can solve the many issues boiling up in all sectors of the country.

Optimus Prime, with his intimidating but just leadership style will definitely bring fear to the hearts of those who are stealing Pakistan’s dignity as we speak.

My vote is for Optimus Prime. Who are you supporting?

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Muhammad Omar Iftikhar

The author is a freelance writer and blogger and writes for various English dailies of Pakistan. He tweets @omariftikhar twitter.com/omariftikhar

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Nasr

    Convinced and definitely “Optimus Prime”Recommend

  • Smile

    Uber Geek!Recommend

  • Hamza

    Amd we can use their Allspark to solve the power crisis. If only he was real :/Recommend

  • Fahad Hafeez

    Great totally agreed , My vote goes to the Prime logo :)Recommend

  • Awais Khan

    Insane article. Author is wishing to take audience to ridiculous fantasies.
    There could be many laughable things like
    What if an exception came into the software of robot then we will say our president is hanged we need to reboot him to function well.
    What if our president is hacked or is being controlled by anonymous hackers.Recommend

  • John Snow

    11) he does not posses the need to sleep or take a dump.Recommend

  • jazbatijhaaru

    awais khan, id vote for optimus.
    with political a**clowns all around us, thats all weve got.. fantasies.Recommend

  • http://www.twitter.com/wyvv Ashhar Lodhi

    He is unmarried. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
    Cream of this topic. Recommend

  • Syed Zainul Islam

    What did u just read???Recommend

  • Ali Abbasi


  • Maryam

    Convinced ! :)Recommend

  • http://think-islam.blogspot.com PostMan

    Optimus Prime needs to be a muslim to be a ruler of Pakistan.
    And for muslims, a certain physical surgical procedure is adopted usually in the first week of birth of a boy… which makes me even more curious about the ‘features’ of Optimus Prime. Recommend

  • Farhan

    Optimus Prime would rather convert to a Decepticon himself than rule Pakistan.Recommend

  • shoeb

    Failed attempt at satire. feeble and humourless Recommend

  • Abbas

    12.His election symbol is a “nut” with a boltRecommend

  • Moiz Omar

    Hahaha. Awesome. #OptimusforPresident2013.Recommend

  • Moiz Omar


    It is hilarious. You can’t take a joke. Recommend

  • Sad but true…..


    but remeber Optimus is a dictator not a democratic leader…!!!Recommend

  • Hassan Khan

    This video perfectly sums up why optimus deserves our votes


  • Critical

    Well,Optimus usually transforms into a truck… Just cut 2 inch off the exhaust pipe and yeah,now you have a muslim Autobot…Recommend

  • Danish Xuberi

    @Awais Khan:
    aray bhai it is fantasy…the literature has a style to draw parallels of real life from fantasy.. you are not reading a news. News is based on FACTS. So it is said FACTS ARE SACRED COMMENT IS FREE. cheersRecommend

  • Sana Ahmad

    Hahahaha. Love this! Hilarious!Recommend

  • A. Khan

    And he doesn’t need to dye his hair or get it permed (dekhein ji ?) .Recommend

  • Lil Mosh

    No need to vote for the Robot !,We already have a Prime ,he’s Pakistani alright ,goes by the name of Optimus Imran !Recommend

  • TTV

    But what are his views regarding the blasphemy law, women’s rights and terrorism? No one is going to vote for a leader who doesn’t address these issues. Oh wait……..Recommend

  • Asif

    He would die of starvation in a few days as there would not be any Energon Cubes available to gain energy from. Unless he has a CNG conversion kit….:)Recommend

  • Turbo Lover

    Love this piece! I am so voting for Optimus Prime… If I had an option.Recommend

  • Mano

    well you do know that he will be getting himself killed everyday to save his nation from different things. Kind of expensive to resurrect him everyday ;)Recommend

  • NeutralityIsKey

    Okay then…………………………………………..Recommend

  • citizen

    Loved this blog . Optimus Prime all the way ! :DRecommend

  • Omer Khan


  • hassan

    Pathetic Article … with no sense of humor! I am still trying to decipher the message of the author! Express Tribune has maintained its reputation being lamest of all! Recommend

  • Optimus Prime

    Faith in Humanity Restored.Recommend

  • BumbleBee

    As an autobot, i can confirm this.Recommend

  • Megatron

    You weak Autobots and your weak leader! Prime, you will never lead an army like I do.Recommend

  • Citizen Khan

    But the main question is: Is Optimus Prime Muslim? How do we know? Is he circumcised? Recommend