Mad Men Fans for Obama
My favorite TV show (including both new and old) of 2007 was Mad Men. There is no quibble in my mind about this. I’m not missing Grey’s Anatomy or Ugly Betty right now because of the Writer’s Strike, but I desperately want the studios and WGA to reach an agreement so that AMC can launch Mad Men’s second season on time this summer.
The Obama candidacy is forcing me to ask if Mad Men is perhaps the best vehicle for promoting Obama’s message of change. The prominence of the 1960 Nixon-Kennedy race in Mad Men’s storyline really hammers home the magnitude of what CHANGE means. If Obama is the true heir to JFK’s legacy, there can be no better commercial for him than the entire, sumptuous first season of Mad Men.
I would not be surprised if most Mad Men viewers support Barack over Hillary.
Edit: Oooh, I ran a query, and found out that Lionsgate, the production company behind Mad Men, struck an interim deal with the WGA. Yay.