Quotation by Frank S. Nugent

Well, Adam, it's my guess that the old-fashioned political campaign in a few years will be as extinct as the dodo. It'll be all TV and radio, it'll all be streamlined and nice and easy. Oh mind you, I use the TV and the radio sometimes, but I also get out into the wards. I speak in arenas, armories, street corners—anywhere I can gather a crowd. I even kiss babies. But that's the way I've always done it, and I must say it's usually paid off. But there's no use kidding myself about it. It's on its way out, just as I am. Yes, yes, this is my last campaign, Adam, the last hurrah.
Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Frank Skeffington (Spencer Tracy), The Last Hurrah, discussing campaigning with his nephew Adam Caulfield (Jeffrey Hunter) (1958).
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