We're in the final days of the 2012 presidential campaign, but for the past few weeks Soundcheck has been in the throes of it's own democratic process, our search for The Musician In Chief.
We asked six Soundcheck contributors to offer up a hypothetical nominee, an artist with plenty of vision, charisma and political savvy to lead the country for the next four years.
Now after the first round of voting in our very unscientific poll, the results are in! Here's our top four vote-getters and the matchups for the "semifinals":
This poll will be open from FRIDAY, OCT. 26. until FRIDAY, NOV. 2. So get to it and tell us which musicians should go to the "championship round."