I was a huge fan of Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing. I started linking the Jed Bartlett TV presidency with a possible Barack Obama real presidency after Maureen Dowd’s September 20th column in which she printed a conversation written by Sorkin between Bartlett and Obama. It was written before Obama declared ‘ENOUGH!’
If you are a fan of The West Wing, this is a truly enjoyable read. Aaron Sorkin Conjures a Meeting of Obama and Bartlet
During my surfing on the internet for Obama / The West Wing references, I stumbled upon some good videos. Each of these 4 are quite brief – 2 being under a minute.
The West Wing introduction theme with Barack Obama’s cast
Toby talking to Donna and Josh about how the campaign should be run. It is relevant to how Obama tried to run his campaign.
Bradley Whitford asking people to vote Obama in Wisconsin.
In an interview for Mathew 25 – a Catholic channel, Martin Sheen was interviewed. Here, he spoke briefly on Barack Obama. To me, this is a powerful clip.