There are two ways to find a leader, according to the West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin.
You can find someone who has good ideas, a good heart and strong communications skills.
Most years, the electable candidate has had the edge. This year, communication skills and character have the edge.
If Barack Obama ends up facing John McCain in the presidential race, you might as well plug Season 7 of The West Wing into your DVD player. A maverick Republican who speaks his mind and doesn’t kow-tow to religious fundamentalists versus a person of color speaking from the heart and looking for a new way to run the country.
If Aaron Sorkin was writing this script, he couldn’t have made it more dramatic.