Eh... not a great episode. Mixing the election coverage in with the Genoa story just muddies both. They mixed a fake story in with a real story, which makes the fake story feel less meaningful, and they made the real story less entertaining than it actually was. The episode just didn't work for me.
SLOAN: Yeah, but this [book crap] is important.
No it's not.
CHARLIE: Our elections are the envy of the world.
American elections make for entertaining political theatre, but I certainly wouldn't want anything of the sort in my country.
Also: Dollars to donuts the season finale will be about or include in some way the mass killings at Sandy Hook.
Well, the season finale is called Election Night, Part 2
... so I doubt it.
Oh, and I stumbled across this: Why The Newsroom isn't the greatest show on television
. It spends a little too long talking about ratings figures, and I think Olivia Munn has actually been one of the better actors on the show, but I otherwise agree with it.