Friday, 29 August 2008

Life imitates art - again

Obviously the Obama 'narrative' has striking parallels with that of Matt Santos in the West Wing (though I fear John McCain is a much nastier piece of work than Arnold Vinick - you can't imagine Arnie V calling his wife a c**t). Indeed, the scriptwriters may have based Santos' character on BO (unfortunate initials, no?). And the parallels have now been reinforced by his choosing an older, well-respected, 'safe' running mate (Biden/McGarry). 

It seems to me that it is likely that the fact that choosing Biden would reinforce this West Wing narrative is very likely to have played a (small) part in the decision to select with him. The point must have come up in discussions within the Obama camp, whether seriously or not, after all. Not bad for a telly programme with Rob Lowe in it.

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