Real lessons from fake presidents
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Martin Sheen, "The West Wing"( Paul Drinkwater / NBC )
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet (Martin Sheen) in "The West Wing"
Leadership style: Folksy advice-giver
Pivotal moment: Revealing to the nation that he hid his multiple-sclerosis while running for the presidency.
Inspirational quote: "Do you know that when smallpox was eradicated, it was considered the single greatest humanitarian achievement of this century? Surely we can do it again, as we did in the times when our eyes looked towards the heavens and, with outstretched fingers, we touched the face of God. Here's to absent friends and the ones that are here now. Cheers."
Lesson learned: Though the media may fall for the young and good-looking candidates, what America really wants is a grandparent-in-chief.