Earlier this month, I noted the incredible similarities between this year's presidential primaries in the US, and the fictional presidential primaries and election campaign in seasons 6 and 7 of hit TV drama The West Wing.
Slate magazine has been digging into the same similarities and discovered Barack Obama was a model for fiction candidate Matt Santos, as the video below reveals. But the parallels between John McCain and fictional Republican candidate Arnold Vinick? That's just coincidence, it seems. So life is imitating art which was imitating life, as well as life simply imitating art.