Julian Fellowes, creator of the Emmy Award-winning series, told CNN that, despite his conservative views, “Hillary Clinton seems a more convincing world politician” than her Republican opponents. Fellowes, a monarchist who has sat in the House of Lords since 2011, remarked, “Some of the others, without naming any names, seem rather insular in their approach.” (The names he doesn’t want to name probably include Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and all the other candidates who have promoted xenophobic immigration policies this year.)
Fellowes’s endorsement begs the question: If you had to cast Downton Abbey with only the current Democratic presidential candidates, who would be who?
Hillary’s tenacious ambition makes her an obvious Mary, and Bernie Sanders’s socialist ideals are perfectly aligned with Sybil’s. Sad Martin O’Malley has forever been—and will always be—the Edith.