Did Obama take cancer-fight speech from TV show ‘The West Wing’?

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NJ.com: WASHINGTON– In a moving and evocative moment during the State of the Union speech, President Obama announced a push to cure cancer, comparing it to a “moon shot.”

For added drama, he put Vice President Joe Biden — still grieving over the cancer death of his son — in charge of the effort.

To fans of the long-running show “The West Wing,” however, the scene had an eerie familiarity. They may have noticed Obama’s goal of curing cancer matched a similar goal put forth by Josiah Bartlet, the fictitious Democratic president in the show, which ran from 1999 through 2006. more here


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