Like millions of Americans, watching Martin Sheen play the role of President Jedidiah Bartlet on the 1990’s series, The West Wing, made me long for a thoughtful, intelligent, eloquent President equal to the image Sheen and producer Aaron Sorkin envisioned. Once again, Martin Sheen breaths life to some important values, ideas and criticisms of the political right that Americans should be thinking about as we approach the 2012 elections.

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