Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hollywood Candidate(s)

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
The next run for the presidency is shaping up to be a good one. The Democrats have, for a change, a viable candidate. They also have that most rare of aces...a second viable candidate. Hillary is a good choice, who is also a woman; Obama is a good choice, who is also a black man. This, needless to say, is a first and should yield a helluva race.

But, before the campaign starts there is the little matter of Hollywood alliance to be decided. MovieLand has two kinds of constituents: liberal and really liberal, and whoever wins the support of the LA elite will probably walk away with a decisive advantage. Certainly, both Hillary and Obama appeal to creative types everywhere but there is already a split forming in the Tinsel-Town community, with some power players choosing sides early on while others play it safe, waiting to see where the chips will fall.

Kim Masters comes out strong on the topic. Here is her story at NPR (4 min.), here is her story at Slate.

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