Former Family Ties writer Gary David Goldberg wonders what kind of politics his character would have today. Almost certainly no longer a Republican:
So what about Barack Obama? I honestly don’t know. I think Alex is an independent now, and as deeply engaged in politics as ever. He would be intrigued by Obama impressed with his eloquence and intelligence. He would be unhappy with his plan to tax the wealthy at a higher rate, but keenly aware that eight years of neglect and corruption and no-bid contracts have to somehow be overturned. And, I think Obama’s slogan is very similar to Alex’s own personal mantra: “Of Course I Can.”
I think that Alex might just be ready to take a chance.
Why does he remind me of me? (Commenter #9 got there first.)