RIP John Tunney

The forum for general posting. Come join the madness. :)
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
silverscreenselect
Posts: 17170
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:21 pm
Contact:

RIP John Tunney

#1 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:39 am

The curse of the Tangredi skips a generation but is otherwise still powerful.

Former US Senator from California who was the basis for Robert Redford's character in The Candidate. Tunney quickly lost favor with the electorate, however, and was voted out after a single term. He was also the son of former heavyweight champion (and answer in the current Tangredi puzzle) Gene Tunney.

Age 83

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/obit ... -dead.html
Check out our website: http://www.silverscreenvideos.com

User avatar
Bob Juch
Posts: 22768
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:58 am
Location: Oro Valley, Arizona
Contact:

Re: RIP John Tunney

#2 Post by Bob Juch » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:06 am

He lost because he was too conservative. Tom Hayden ran against him but came in second. Many of Hayden's supporters didn't turn out for Tunney.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
- Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)

Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere.

Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he'll never be able to drive in New Jersey.

User avatar
mellytu74
Posts: 8520
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:02 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Re: RIP John Tunney

#3 Post by mellytu74 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:57 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:The curse of the Tangredi skips a generation but is otherwise still powerful.

Former US Senator from California who was the basis for Robert Redford's character in The Candidate. Tunney quickly lost favor with the electorate, however, and was voted out after a single term. He was also the son of former heavyweight champion (and answer in the current Tangredi puzzle) Gene Tunney.

Age 83

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/obit ... -dead.html
Beat me to it.

Post Reply