The candidates on Hollywood

As if you needed another reason not to vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama/Soetoro/Soebarkah:

Herman Cain: The Godfather

Michele Bachmann: Braveheart, “or maybe Saving Private Ryan”

Newt Gingrich: “Probably” Casablanca

Rick Santorum: Field of Dreams

Ron Paul: “I don’t watch many movies”

Gary Johnson: Dr. Zhivago

Mitt Romney: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Rick Perry: Immortal Beloved

Barack Obama: Casablanca, The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

My translation of their answers:

Herman Cain: Heh heh, get it?

Michele Bachmann: I would have said Notting Hill, but that wouldn’t have looked manly enough.

Newt Gingrich: What movie would sound the most intellectual without sounding too avant-garde for hoi polloi?

Rick Santorum: I’m just a regular guy who drinks beer and watches sports. And dreams.

Ron Paul: I actually read books.

Gary Johnson: I actually like movies.

Mitt Romney: I am the dorkish prick you thought I was. And I have a dreadful sense of humor.

Rick Perry: I’m quite not as dumb as I look and sound.

Barack Obama: Since that all things to everyone worked so well in 2008. (Seriously, what sort of jerk has not one, but four quasi-film buff favorites.)

Personally, I think Ron Paul gave the ideal answer, although I would also consider voting for a candidate who cited either Monty Python and the Holy Grail or Grosse Pointe Blank.