In this week's episode of Community, an NBC intelligent, comedy show, the Dean of the college announces to a group of students that Vice President Joe Biden will be coming to visit the college that day. The Dean realizes that he does not have a representative of the student body to meet the Vice President. Therefore he decides to run an election for the President of the student government, which the college did not have. Jeff Winger, one of the main characters, is a lawyer back in college as a result of his law degree being revoked, decides to run for President simply to prove the point that politics are stupid. In his first speech to the public, Jeff says absolutely nothing. In fact the words that come out of his mouth are, "I think beer should be cold and boots should be dusty." However, his mannerisms, good looks and simply the way he speaks manages to persuade people to vote for him. I think this is an interesting way for the media and popular culture to comment on politics. The end of the episode ends with nobody winning the election, however, the episode portrays a. the pettiness and lack of substance in politics and b. how easily people can be persuaded.
Here's the link to the episode: