Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I like the moral dilemmas on the television series The West Wing. The writers seem interested in making the viewer think.

Senator Vinick is the Republican candidate for President. He was leading in the poles until Sunday night. The fallout (political instead of nuclear) from a near disaster at a California nuclear power plant turned the presidential race into a dead heat. Vinick’s support for the facility was on the record.

The Republican National Committee has to turn things around and Vinick is no George Bush. He’s more of a John McCain. Something has to be done to rally the conservative base of the party. What kind of compromise and sacrifice is appropriate in order to achieve the goal of getting elected? Vinick’s campaign coordinator decides she must fall on the sword and I don’t know if this is a heroic sacrifice or a compromise of conviction.


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