“Governor,” the film critic asks, “is there a favorite political movie of yours that you think gets at the intersection of things political and things artistic?”
Romney stalls, beaming a smile out from under a fresh coffee-brown tan. “Certain movies have had an influence. … The Manchurian Candidate …” ~Eve Fairbanks
Fairbanks’ earlier comparison to Pu Yi now makes more sense, since Romney volunteered the Manchurian connection himself. But did Romney really mention The Manchurian Candidate while campaigning for McCain? At least he didn’t mention Dr. Strangelove!
In any case, Romney should know a thing or two about the intersection of film and politics, since he was pretty clearly reading from a script at all times.