"Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" is a fantasy because at the end, the bad senators are shamed into doing the right thing. Fact is, they have no shame. Imagine going to Washington and voting according to the constitution on every issue. The mainstream media has to ignore him most of the time because the best they can do is to try to ridicule him, and that cannot be kept up too long with weak arguments against his positions. It must be very lonely.
He is the only man in Congress that I consider worthy of my respect.