Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Life Imitates Art

Newt Gingrich has talked up the idea of real debates among the presidential candidates. Kudos to him—and John Kerry—for leading by example.

According to the AP, for almost two hours yesterday on the Hill, the two argued whether the government should cap emissions of greenhouse gases or whether tax breaks will encourage businesses to do so.

The Draft Newt bloggers say the duo engaged "each other’s minds as well as the audience," and David All adds that "instead of reciting partisan rhetoric and vehemently opposing the other guy, they actually found some common ground."

Who know the West Wing—particularly an episode that wasn't written by Aaron Sorkin—was so influential?