Start up the motorcade: The cast of The West Wing is reuniting… and this time, they’ve got a real-life candidate to elect.
Six stars of NBC’s Emmy-winning political drama — Allison Janney (C.J. Cregg), Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman), Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler), Dulé Hill (Charlie Young), Joshua Malina (Will Bailey), and Mary McCormack (Kate Harper) — will head to the battleground state of Ohio this weekend to campaign for Hillary Clinton. The Clinton campaign says the actors will attend several grassroots events across the state, encouraging residents to register to vote and explaining why they think Clinton is the right person for the job.
Throughout its seven-season run, The West Wing always stood as a beacon of high-minded political discourse amid all the partisan bickering in Washington. Maybe C.J., Josh, Toby, and the crew can bring a touch of civility to what’s been a very uncivil campaign so far.
Of course, Aaron Sorkin won’t be putting words into their mouths this time (we think), but he did make it very clear back in June how he felt about Clinton’s opponent Donald Trump: “I believe we’re in a terribly dangerous situation right now… he doesn’t know anything. Even if you don’t agree with Hillary Clinton, at least she’s a sober-thinking person.”
Despite being pictured in the tweet above, President Bartlet himself, Martin Sheen, isn’t expected to join his castmates in Ohio — but he did appear in Joss Whedon’s star-studded anti-Trump PSA that went viral on Wednesday. He even declared, in his booming Bartlet voice: “We cannot pretend both sides are equally unfavorable.”
So it looks like the Bartlet White House might be a clean sweep for Hillary. Does anyone know which way Rob Lowe is leaning?
Do you think President Bartlet would support Trump or Hillary? Pick a side — and be civil! — in the comments.