Dead "Wing" walking
Let me tell you why "The West Wing" ending is a good thing: Vinick wins. The whole season has been building up to a Santos victory, but, to their credit, the writers have made Vinick a convincing enough candidate to make a close race believable. Well, thanks in no small part to the very liberal Alan Alda, Vinick has been more than believable, he's been electable.
So why not? In recent years, "The West Wing" has been derided as being out of step with a conservative-run country. Electing a Republican and then walking away seems like a perfect ending to the series.
ADDED: I see they're going to announce the winner a month before the series finale May 14. Bummer -- that means a month of maudlin parting monologues. I still say Vinick should win, though.