A ‘West Wing’ Writer Imagines the Showdown at the Democratic National Convention — New York Magazine

A ‘West Wing’ Writer Imagines the Showdown at the Democratic National Convention — New York Magazine
The Democratic Party is closer than it’s ever been to a political nightmare—a deadlocked convention. Though the odds of its actually happening are still remote, the idea is so rich with dramatic possibility that we asked Lawrence O’Donnell Jr., former West Wing writer-producer, to play out a scenario in movie-treatment form. The premise is that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton arrive in Denver, neither having sufficient delegates to gain the nomination nor a decisive majority in the popular vote. And so it’s on…

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