The Front Runner
Cert: 15A; Now showing
Some say the US media’s obsession with the private moral fibre of presidential hopefuls — or incumbents, in the current case — can be traced back to the dropping out of the 1988 race of Democratic runner Gary Hart.
Before Hart, there was an understanding with journalists that a politician’s private life was out of bounds and policy was really all that mattered.
Following revelations of his extramarital affair with model/ actress Donna Rice in 1987, Hart and his ilk became fair game, and a new normal in political reportage was inducted in.
Hugh Jackman is ideal as the Senate Adonis refusing to play