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The Election Candidates as Movie Protagonists

Posted on: December 4th, 2012 by wmapother 2 Comments


I forgot to post this link a month ago, what with my advising top political strategists and all.  It got a little busy.

I co-wrote an op-ed for the Huffington Post with Lynn Vavreck, a noted political professor at UCLA and author of  The Gamble.  Through the prism of Lynn’s extensive polling data, we considered the two candidates as traditional movie protagonists—studio films vs. indie films—and the strengths and weaknesses that suggested for each of them.

Yes, the election is over, but if you’re into that sort of thing, the piece is here.  I also have a couple other pieces up on HuffPo, and they’re here.

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2 Responses

  1. Mary Bjoraker says:

    Well written, how nice it is to see literate writers! Engaging and interesting. Your comparisons/contrasts between the candidates and movie protagonists work nicely. Indeed the results of the election demonstrate the veracity of your argument. This year as in too many other elections I did have to hold my nose when voting. I do not think either candidate was the best option for President. Explaining my last sentence would require a long conversation and I’ll spare you that.

  2. Emily says:

    I’m 18 years old and from the land down under. I would just like to let you know that I adore you and love all of your movies and tv performances. They are exquisite. Thankyou for being so attractive and on tv for women like me to have the chance to fall in love with you in our own worlds. Hahaha 🙂 you are simply amazing!

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