Skip to comments.Republican presidential candidates name their favourite movies
Posted on 10/29/2011 11:01:35 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The Republican presidential candidates have named their favourite movies, and while everyone plays it pretty safe, there are some surprises in there.
Herman Cain says his favourite is The Godfather (a hilarious reference to his past in the pizza business), while Newt Gingrich goes for something old and grey: Casablanca. Michele Bachmann, meanwhile, goes for Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan, which both feature plenty of gallant losers.
Rick Santorum settled on the corny Field of Dreams, which is about getting people to come, while Ron Paul said he doesnt watch a lot of movies but that his wife likes musicals such as The Sound of Music. Gary Johnson opted for the anti-Bolshevik epic Dr Zhivago.
Mitt Romney went for the Coen brothers O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Rick Perry opted for the somewhat surprising Immortal Beloved, in which Gary Oldman plays Beethoven. Somehow, the prospect of a movie night with the GOP candidates seems less appealing than ever.
Barry’s favorite is Zardoz, right?
Obama: The Godfather, Godfather 2, and Lawrence of Arabia.
‘Groundhog Day’ is mine. Every day when I wake up, liberals are still running/ruining our country.
That’s a nightmare!
Ron Paul wouldn`t name a fav movie, so “Grumpy Old Men” might be a suggestion.
I thought he broke his arm working for Mexican Coyotes smuggling illegal immigrants into the U.S. during his teens?
This question sounds like something out of Tiger Beat.
I could watch Apocalypto every day, even if the producer/director is an idiot and I have to read subtitles. Don’t you think Obama resembles the Mayan king a little?
“Mitt Romney names one of my by golly favorite movies, I play the soundtrack all the time, uh oh.”
Yes, that was REALLY surprising, it’s like wow, there must be a whole ‘nother side to Romney. Also Perry’s choice of “Immortal Beloved”, I had heard of that movie but had to look up and see what it was.
I’m thinking I’d like to watch it now, because if it is Rick Perry’s fave flick, it must be pretty good in some way.
This sort of reminds me of a time when we were staying at my mom-in-law’s summer place and I convinced a bunch of guys to watch “The Duelists” which was on the TV very late. I fell asleep almost immediately. Now, I always get annoyed when someone persuades me to watch a movie and then falls asleep during it, so I thought they’d be annoyed with me.
But they all LOVED the movie. They all said: it was great, it was about HONOR.
I still need to see that movie.
So, maybe that’ll be my double-bill, Immortal Beloved and The Duelists. Sounds pretty good, actually.
Well, don't keep us on tenter-hooks! What is it about, in your opinion?
If I was voting based on this I would go with Newt and Casablanca. Mitt would have won if he had chosen a different Coen brothers movie. Raising Arizona.
Well, Gary Johnson is right about Doctor Zhivago, but not much else.
That movie has a phrase or situation that correctly and perceptively addresses every “There was room for 13 families in this one house!” argument we are hearing from the bolsheviks in America today.
Plus the cinematography is purely Rembrandt on celluloid.
"The Great Race" contains many of the issues including womens rights but the most important scene parallels the GOP debates!
Ron Paul’s favorite movie is THE EXORCIST. He likes the dance numbers.
Hey, what about Huntsman & Roemer?
I wish Cain would have said Atlas Shrugged.
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