‘The West Wing’ Cast Reunites For Campaign Ad

Avoiding the arrogance and hostility that pervades election season is impossible to ignore, but the best way to weather the storm might be to watch The West Wing. Aaron Sorkin’s political drama is an idealized vision of life on Capitol Hill thatcenteres on a president both of today’s parties would love (yeah right).

Most of the cast members (except Rob Lowe’s Sam Seaborn, bummer) have reunited in a campaign ad for Michigan Supreme Court candidate Bridget Mary McCormack, the real-life sister of Mary McCormack, who played Deputy National Security Advisor on the show.

The four minute ad absolutely nails The West Wing’s signature walk-and-talk and never once seems like it’s not a snippet from the show. The cast even winks at the audience with Martin Sheen quoting Apocalypse Now and Josh Limon (I mean Bradley Whitford) comparing himself “to a movie star-handsome Louis CK.” They can hardly get through it without cracking up, a welcome change in the 2012 political climate.

President Jed Bartlett would crush if he were running this November.

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