Arnold’s Campaign

Arnold’s Campaign October 3, 2003

From the radio reports I hear, it seems that Arnold’s campaign is an extension of his movie career. At one stop, he unveils a bus bearing his mug, and buses for the press labeled “Predators.” At another stop, he talks about taxes, and says that in the movies he destroys things he doesn’t like. Then he has a wrecking ball crush a “Gray Davis Tax Car.” Theatrical grandstanding has a long history in American politics, and the entertainment-political complex came to prominence already in the Clinton years. Still, Arnold is taking things to new levels.


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