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The new crop of presidential hopefuls feels like a series of bad retro movie reboots

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There are so many movie remakes these days — it makes us feel like we’re old, and that Hollywood has no new ideas. It makes us want to completely stop watching movies and focus on something with a completely new cast of characters: politics!

There’s a two-term president in office. Clearly the upcoming 2016 election will have something fresh to offer us, right?

Okay, so that’s former senator Rick Santorum announcing his candidacy for president for the second straight election. If you were checked out four years ago, here are some highlights of his 2012 run:

Alright, who else?

Former New York governor George Pataki also declared he’s running. This would have made more sense if it was 2008 — but it looks like that script has finally made it out of development.

At least 2008 Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee knows when to say when. The former Arkansas governor declined to run in 2012, choosing to pound the bass on TV instead of pandering to one.

He’s not remaking himself for 2016, right?

But while those guys might be the cult classics getting a new run in IMAX, Democrats can certainly claim the most obvious summer reboot.

Sure, the 2016 Clinton campaign may have a new director and a script geared towards younger audiences, but there are too many established storylines for the studio to completely reinvent these characters.

We guess we’ll just spend the summer watching Netflix.

The new crop of presidential hopefuls feels like a series of bad retro movie reboots

CHST Banner

There are so many movie remakes these days — it makes us feel like we’re old, and that Hollywood has no new ideas. It makes us want to completely stop watching movies and focus on something with a completely new cast of characters: politics!

There’s a two-term president in office. Clearly the upcoming 2016 election will have something fresh to offer us, right?

Okay, so that’s former senator Rick Santorum announcing his candidacy for president for the second straight election. If you were checked out four years ago, here are some highlights of his 2012 run:

Alright, who else?

Former New York governor George Pataki also declared he’s running. This would have made more sense if it was 2008 — but it looks like that script has finally made it out of development.

At least 2008 Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee knows when to say when. The former Arkansas governor declined to run in 2012, choosing to pound the bass on TV instead of pandering to one.

He’s not remaking himself for 2016, right?

But while those guys might be the cult classics getting a new run in IMAX, Democrats can certainly claim the most obvious summer reboot.

Sure, the 2016 Clinton campaign may have a new director and a script geared towards younger audiences, but there are too many established storylines for the studio to completely reinvent these characters.

We guess we’ll just spend the summer watching Netflix.

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