Monday, April 7, 2008

A West Wing Writer's Take on a Brokered Convention

My favorite excerpt from it:
Brian Williams sets the table with his solemn intro to NBC's coverage: The pledged delegate score is Obama 1,688, Clinton 1,539; Obama holds a slim popular-vote lead of 1.5% with 30 million votes cast; 263 superdelegates remain uncommitted. Anything can happen.

Howard Dean opens the convention and gets booed off stage. The delegates hold him responsible for the mess they're in. Dean grabs Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi as he rushes out of the convention hall. Dean tells them they've gotta figure out a way to stop the bleeding tonight. Dean, Reid and Pelosi get heckled by passing delegates as Obama Girl happily signs autographs in the background.

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