Glee. The word alone now has the cultural gunpowder to split the room into the frothing faithful and the rest of us old enough to buy cigarettes and porn who just don’t get it (show choir?).
But for the millions of Ohioans who like their pop songs bastardized in-between snappy dialogue and recycled Saved By the Bell plotlines, the race for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat just got a little more interesting.
According to the Plain Dealer, Democrat candidate Lee Fisher has drafted one of the stars of the Fox moneymaker to campaign with him in Ohio. Matthew Morrison, who plays choir director Will Schuester in the show, will make appearances with Fisher on October 9 and 10. No word on where the pair will stop, or for that matter why the hell the campaign would do this. Seems like a pretty dramatic detour off the usual road of campaign politics, smelling slightly of desperation.
Diligent newshounds that we are, Scene investigated. Deep cover sources reveal Morrison isn’t a current or former Ohioan, so we doubt Hollywood Matt will have a lot of insight on the election when he’s on the hustings.
Glee, however, does take place in a fictional Lima, Ohio. That means the fictional Schuester — well-versed in the inner workings of a fictional yet musically inclined Ohio public school — is the perfect guy to make the case to voters on why Lee Fisher is the best candidate for a fictional Ohio, which at this point looks like the only Ohio the candidate has a shot at winning.