Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Nevada Kubrick: The Candidate 1972- The Jarman-McKay Debate


This post was originally posted at The New Democrat

Even with Bill McKay's wishy-washy answer to the first question in this debate, this is still my favorite scene in a great movie about the classic underdog Bill McKay, played by Robert Redford against classic establishment incumbent Crocker Jarman, played by Don Porter. One candidate, Bill McKay, except for school busing and abortion, two critical issues where he essentially dodged the questions, says what he thinks. The incumbent, Crocker Jarman, gave classic sound-bite answers allowing no insight into his philosophy.
Nevada Kubrick: The Candidate 1972- The Jarman-McKay Debate