10 Soap Opera Politicians Who'd Get Our Vote
No. 2: Josiah "Jed" Bartlet, The West Wing
When it comes to primetime television politicians, The West Wing's Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen) remains the gold standard. For two terms (seven TV seasons), Jed ruled the fictional free world with compassion and grace. Through political battles (granting immigration amnesity) to personal ones (multiple sclerosis), Jed proved to be one of the most popular Democrats of all time.