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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? :/
Not in the least. I've changed my mind on a number of issues after watching that show (and not all in a single political direction either). If someone presents a cogent argument, the fact that it's in a TV show is irrelevant.

Now, wanting to vote Democrat because you think Jed Bartlett is a real person, now that would be worrying!
You mean he's not?

On a more serious note, everything I've learnt about the american political system has pretty much come from the West Wing. It seems to be roughly about right, system wise. Fantastical politicians... not so much. More's the pity.

Though they did base Santos on Obama, so time may yet tell.