The behind the scenes of political writing always interests me. I look at political writing just as creative as any other type of writing. In actuality, political writers need to be more clever in their approach since in essence they are writing facts and realities.
The ideas expressed politically have the potential to change people’s life, so there’s a bit more pressure to get it right. If you create a character that is flaw for a fiction work, it won’t hurt that he’s flawed. But if you express a flawed political policy, there might be repercussions.
Here’s a video from behind the scenes from the 2012 State of the Union: