I am not sure whether Senator Obama will be the next president, but he has great taste in TV shows. He picks The Wire as his favorite show. As I have written previously, The Wire must be the most sophisticated show ever aired on TV. (I like the Sopranos, Twin Peaks, the Prisoner, and other shows, but they pale compared to The Wire,)
I would love to ask Obama about The Wire, because the central issue of the show is the inability of modern capitalism to embrace reform. Institutional inernia--on every level, from the streat gangs to the Governor--is so prevalent that all reforms fail. Of course, people fight the good fight, but the institutions ultimately place the individuals in fixed situations.
Seasons 3 and 4 of the Wire discuss these issues so perectly, I wish they were aired as an 11-hour movie. (The other 3 seasons are nearly as good, but the peak is in 3 and 4.)
Obama, you get cool points. I just hope you don't turn into a Carcetti.