Barack Obama = Matt Santos

It seems similarities between Barack Obama and Matt Santos (the character played by Jimmy Smitts on The West Wing) are not coincidental. The writers say the character was based on Obama, then a relatively unknown senatorial candidate, but it now seems to be Obama who is following in the footsteps of the fictional presidential candidate. Like Obama, Santos was a young charismatic politician from an ethnic minority aiming to rise above race, up against a not-so-conservative Republican. Only time will tell how reality measures up to the show’s utopian vision of America.

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