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In a story of a loser set up to lose even further, Chris Rock takes on the challenge of the electoral process in the comedy, Head of State. This is a fun movie that came out in 2003 which has many similarities to Obama’s run for president in 2008. In this case, life imitates art, but there are many differences, too. Chris Rock plays Mays Gilliam, an alderman from the 9th Ward of Washington D.C. To quote Mays, “It’s a neighborhood so bad, you can get shot while you’re getting shot.” Outside of the 9th Ward, an ironic twist of fate occurs when the current Republican candidates die in a freak plane crash, with about eight weeks left in the race. The party is looking to find a replacement to lose the race so they can set up the head of the party, Senator Bill Arnot, (James Rebhorn) to run in the 2008 race. After seeing a local news story about how Mays rescued an old lady and her cat from a building demolition, the G.O.P. leaders find the perfect person to take the hit.