Apparently we have Agent Pete Lattimer to thank for President Obama — in the world where Pete was never born, John McCain is president! How did this happen? And what's the town of Eureka like in the McCain universe?
I'm seriously confused as to how we end up with President John McCain just because Pete Lattimer didn't exist. In "The Greatest Gift," Pete touches some artifact that erases him from time and forces him to live in a Pete-less world. So instead of the events in the show's original pilot, Myka stopped Artie from saving the president, and Artie got locked up as a suspected assassin. Myka stayed on in Washington D.C., Claudia never got out of the psych hospital, and McPherson is running the Warehouse.
Here's the part that confuses me: the Warehouse 13 pilot aired in July 2009, after Obama was already president. So if Artie wasn't able to stop the blood stone thingy from killing the president, shouldn't the picture on Myka's wall be Joe Biden? Did Pete do something else to influence the 2008 election? Is Pete just so awesome that everything fell out differently without him in general? (It's like wondering why Al Gore is president in the universe that Evil Yu Law comes from, something that I think about pretty often.)