Primaries in Movies

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/6/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 1/8/2008 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 22
  • Jackpot:
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  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Primaries in Movies
Contest Directions: Primaries and debates in Iowa last week left the Clinton camp disappointed and the Obama camp more confident after the win. Mike Huckabee was a surprising winner for the Republicans. Polls for the New Hampshire primaries show Obama in the lead followed by Clinton for the Democrats, while McCain and Romney are running nose to nose for the Republicans. The voters in New Hampshire will make their choices on Tuesday.
Take any movie and change a cast or title to give it a theme connected to the US primaries - Iowa or New Hampshire. Some examples might be: "Iowa Kid" starring Obama (spoof of "Karate Kid"), "There's something about Huckabee" (spoof of "There's something about Mary"), etc. Try to include at least something in the movie poster that would show the "US primaries" theme in Iowa or New Hampshire - this could be words in the movie title, or the debates shown in part of the poster, poll results, etc. Let's see what creative titles you can come up with!

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/6/2008 06:00
    • Ended: 1/8/2008 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 22
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
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  • Hillary Clinton the Queen

    Hillary Clinton the Queen
  • Mitt Romney in Horton Hears a Who Movie

    Mitt Romney in Horton Hears a Who Movie
  • Huckabee Movie

    Huckabee Movie
  • Primaries Rat Race

    Primaries Rat Race
  • Barack Obama Transformers

    Barack Obama Transformers
  • Hillary Clinton Movie

    Hillary Clinton Movie
  • Ron Paul Movie

    Ron Paul Movie
  • Hillary Clinton Horror Movie

    Hillary Clinton Horror Movie
  • Obama in Iowa Class Movie

    Obama in Iowa Class Movie
  • Huckabee and Romney Movie

    Huckabee and Romney Movie
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Primaries (initial elections) are a type of voting where one candidate is elected from one party. Later, among elected candidates goes on usual voting. Idea behind "Primaries" is that the candidates from one party do not "take away" votes from others in main elections, because their electorate is usually very close. Those who lost in "primaries" some time do participate in main elections but as independent candidates without any support from their party. Primaries are open when voting can be done by anybody, and closed: right to vote possessed by members only in the party that which is holding initial elections. Besides this, many intermediate options exist. Some times between two candidates, who got most votes, a second run-off is arranged. "Primaries" are particularly practiced in US, but very rare in other countries. First primaries were held in US in 1842. The first state which enacted law on mandatory holding of primaries was Wisconsin, in 1903. By 1927, those laws were enacted by every state. Primaries had become commonly accepted procedure for electing party candidates (before that, candidates were selected in party meetings and conferences, often through backstage talks). Though, later a number of states refused to hold mandatory primaries. When counting votes, various systems of voting and many-stage patterns are taken into account. In some northern states there is a tradition of supporting the candidate who got arithmetic majority of votes. In southern states, gap in gathered votes between winner and his closest rivals is estimated. In 11 of U.S. states party conferences and referendums caucus, are held, but not primaries.