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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:01 AM

 

What "The West Wing" reveals about Joe Biden

'For loyal fans of the Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing," former Vice President Joe Biden seems almost familiar. Biden is a Democrat, to be sure, but not one of those progressives who wants to change things all at once. He's guided by a strong Irish Catholic faith but doesn't seem particularly inclined to impose his faith on others. He's compassionate.

Biden definitely seems like the kind of guy who would offer to skip a speech to console a staffer after that staffer's father died suddenly. His wife's a doctor (of education) and a strong independent force in her own right. He's a family man who loves his children. If you are looking for a doppelganger for TV president Josiah Bartlet, you could do a lot worse than Joe Biden.

That's not entirely a compliment. Bartlet, for all his positive qualities, is not real. He's a fantasy invented to tell stories and drive ratings. I for one (and I don't think I'm alone) have to remind myself that we don't need another TV show president. We need a real one.'>>>

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/15/opinions/joe-biden-jed-bartlet-elie-mystal/index.html?
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:21 AM

1. Yes, we need a "real president".

 

But we can't ignore the fact that millions of people voted for a "TV show president" - not Jed Bartlett, but the bloviating con-artist who hosted The Apprentice,

It is what it is.
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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:21 AM

2. Joe's numbers look pretty real

 

to me!
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Response to flamingdem (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:43 AM

4. They certainly do!

 


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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:37 AM

3. You may not be alone....

 

..... but you don't have much company.
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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:47 AM

5. Ellie Mystal (contibutor to the Nation, so never likely to be a Biden fan) makes an unlikely

 

comparison to suggest Biden is "another TV show president," then declares we don't need another TV show presdent.

LOL!

A for ingenuity -- at least we haven't seen this particular anti-Biden argument before -- and F for logic.
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