I watched Meet John Doe on DVD last night.
It is a great Frank Capra movie from 1941.
If it wasn't in black and white, I might have mistaken it for a current events piece.
Seemingly grassroots populist movements like CRG (Citizens for Responsible Government) and the Tea Party, have been accused of actually being fronts for established politicians and political operatives.
Scott Walker rode into the governor's mansion, leveraging off the populist recall movement in Milwaukee (CRG), which allowed him to become county executive.
The populist Tea Party folks then helped Walker and the GOP gain a majority in both the executive and legislative branches of state government.
And in the current Republican primaries for president, the Tea Party is a significant factor.
CRG and the Tea Party meet John Doe?
What do you think?