The plot pivots around secrets in each candidate’s past that could scuttle his chances for the presidency and the question of whether either will use the dirt to sully the other.
Today, folks are citing both Obama and Romney as the overly-diffident Russell, Rick Santorum and Romney as Cantwell and, naturally, Bill Clinton as Hockstader.
famous in their own right Cybill Shepherd, John Stamos, Kristin Davis and Elizabeth Ashley.
of his predecessors—Henry Fonda in the 1964 movie, Spalding Gray in the 2000 production
and Melvyn Douglas, who originated the role in 1960 and whose wife Helen was famously smeared by Nixon during his first run for the Senate)—but Larroquette still manages to make Russell believable as a man who might make a good leader if he can only figure out how to stomach the jostling it takes to get to the front of the pack.
Mays is staying with the production too. McKean, alas, was struck by a car in May and although he’s recovering has been replaced by the veteran actor Mark Blum.
At the very least, it will be more enjoyable than the upcoming fall election, in which it's far from certain that the best man will win.