Thursday, December 22, 2011

On the Campaign Trail


As the primaries near, I find myself recalling Tanner '88.  I remember watching it on HBO all those years ago.  I picked up the Criterion edition when it came out a few years back.  It is quite raw, but gives one a "real" sense of the primary process in New Hampshire.  Michael Murphy was excellent as Tanner, as was Pamela Reed as his campaign manager.  A young Cynthia Nixon played his daughter.  Well worth watching.

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  1. Huntsman seems to be coming across as the Republican version of Tanner,

    http://news.yahoo.com/hampshire-observers-huntsman-campaign-confusing-045309405.html

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  2. Looks like Huntsman took some lessons from Tanner. I see he has shot up in the NH polls this past week.

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