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.


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

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