I thought something was familiar about this year’s race for the White House. I thought that fiction was supposed to mimic real life, not the other way round! Fiction has in fact become real life, as the final season of the West Wing is being replayed for real in the USA this autumn! I just hope that the season finale is replayed next January at the inauguration of the new US president.
Husband pointed out an article on the BBC News Magazine website which highlights the similarities between the Obama-McCain race and the Santos-Vinick election in season 7 of the West Wing. It’s amazing how many similarities there are, even given that the Matthew Santos character appears to have been based on Barack Obama.
Have a read, especially if you are a West Wing fan.