The top television series, “Scandal,” has decided to delay its season debut, but it appears as if the real presidential election is using the TV script to run both campaigns. It’s as if both parties have sought advice from the main character Olivia Pope on what smear campaign strategies to use against each other.
Who but Olivia would have thought to parade former President Bill Clinton’s accusers in a press conference? Who but Olivia would have found women to accuse Donald Trump of being a philanderer? Who else would have sought and identified missing emails? One could even suggest that Olivia is behind the WikiLeaks broadcasts.
There is an old saying that “art imitates life.” But it’s a brand new day in the 2016 presidential campaign. Real life mimics “Scandal.”