Election: Best TV Drama of 2008


“Television needs a story and a story needs a hero,” writes George Brock of the London Times. “A proper hero has to conquer difficulties. If he wins, Obama will have slain three big dragons. He will have defeated the Republicans and closed out the George W. Bush era. He beat the Clintons, leaders of one of the most effective machines in American politics.” Brock also points out that an Obama victory will prove that the White House doesn’t have to be white. Brock continues: “For these reasons and more, we shouldn’t be surprised that the American presidential election has been one of the best television dramas of 2008, reaching its climax on Tuesday night. The campaign has delivered every ingredient of which a scriptwriter dreams.

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