More and more, polls seem to indicate that voters are not exactly psyched about picking between these two candidates. So, at what point does Jed Bartlet just say “fuck it” and come out of retirement already?
The numbers say that most voters have already made up their minds: “Trump is a xenophobic racist, and Hillary is crooked and can’t be trusted.” Not exactly the most inspiring choices for many.
Seriously though, couldn’t Ol’ Jed just roll out of bed on November 7th, send out a tweet encouraging people to vote for him as a write-in candidate, and garner at least 63% of the popular vote? I really think he could.
And no, I don’t mean the actor Martin Sheen, who, honestly, would be a terrific choice as well. I mean the Jed Bartlet. They can do some amazing things with CGI these days. Just take some old “The West Wing” scenes of Jed, have Aaron Sorkin write some new snappy walk-and-talk dialogue that satisfyingly summarizes an exceedingly reasonable position on every one of today’s complex social issues in time for the commercial break, and call it a day.
Sorry Hillary and Donald. You just can’t compete with a guy who overcame M.S. to lead our country through such turbulent (fictional) times without once compromising his values.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go binge-watch “The West Wing” while contemplating the state of American politics and sobbing into a tub of Cherry Garcia ice cream.