Tuesday, October 19, 2004
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A documentary film on New Hampshire’s presidential primary opened in Portsmouth, "Winning New Hampshire — A Portrait of the 2004 Democratic Primary" debuted Sunday night as part of the Fourth Annual New Hampshire Film Expo. The filmmakers are Boston University graduates.
It shows moments such as retired Gen. Wesley Clark doing jumping jacks with basketball students and Sen. John Kerry’s stepsons impersonating President Bush, former President Bill Clinton and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
But it mostly focuses Kerry because his campaign in New Hampshire was tanking and the filmmakers thought they’d have the best access to him.
In a last-minute turnaround, Kerry captured New Hampshire and went on to win the Democratic presidential nomination.