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Is it a sad reflection on my political convictions, or lack thereof, that my recent watching of the West Wing has had a significant effect on them? :/
other than jed bartlett obviously...

im now always very impressed when they get martin sheen on to talk about something - oo look the president ... oh, wait
I had a tiny moment of disbelief when I saw him falling off a sofa on the Graham Norton show...
I think it's more that the factors I'm thinking about when assessing the candidates have changed.
i think we would always like to think we are voting for good people and the other guys are monsters, the truth is probably somewhere between the two extremes.

The west wing occasionally scared me because it showed (imo convincingly) that even apparently talented and committed people running the most powerful country can get almost nothing achieved other than running to stand still and reacting to events as they happen.