I THINK the idea is that they want Optimus Prime to get out of his comfort zone just as Megatron did, and what would getting out of the comfort zone mean for Optimus? Conquering a planet. Most if not all interpretations of Optimus would never consider conquering a planet as a means for peace, and this is showing what might happen if an Optimus went and did just that. But yeah, I'm not sure if it's working 100% either. Plus, I'd rather have Optimus Prime as President way more than that other guy and I agree that Slide can suck it.