- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Something else besides an election happened on Election Day Eve. Jon Lovett, a former speechwriter for both President Obama and Hillary Clinton, acknowledged that he will soon pen an entire dramatic series based on partisan discord and the collapse of political institutions for Showtime.

“Very excited to be working on this. Election Day could be worse,” Mr. Lovett tweeted late Tuesday after Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and other industry publications broke the news.

He has already written an NBC prime time political series titled “1600 Penn” which was a testimony to the reality that even clever political premises must have compelling reasons for viewers to linger. His new project is titled “Anthem,” and it is meant to begin on a presidential election day in the future - which ultimately leads to a civil unrest, and a civil war.

Interesting. Talk radio host Michael Savage has just released a book titled “Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth” which has a similar premise.

“This is a series about an unraveling: about what happens when our political system collapses under the weight of mistrust and partisan division. The pilot begins on a typical presidential election day. When it ends, America is on the brink of a second civil war,” the cable network says in its advance production notes.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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